BARS::Area 7 Reserved Parking Off-By-One in Tempe, Arizona

This parking sign was found in the Maple-Ash neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona.

The parking sign says...

   +------------------+
   | Reserved Parking |
   |      Area 7      |
   | resident permit  |
   |   parking only   |
   |   11am To 1am    |
   | except  holidays |
   +------------------+

We'd have a Pi sign if only the reserved parking hours were 11am to 2am.

The power of image manipulation...

PixelPainter switched the 1am to 2am.

   the numbers are:  7  11  2
   
   the math is:  (11 x 2) / 7 = 3.14 

   observe:
      Pi = 3.14159265...
      round(Pi, 2) = 3.14       [rounded to the nearest hundredths]
      22 / 7 = 3.14285714...
      round(22 / 7, 2) = 3.14
      Pi - 22 / 7 = -0.00126448927
Exercises
  1. No or Yes. Pi is greater than 22 / 7.

  2. No or Yes. abs(22 / 7) cents is less than a penny.

  3. Calculate how much it would cost to buy eight gallons of gas at Pi dollars (USD) per gallon.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 February 2006

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