BARS::Heading West To Rice On CA Hwy-62

These road signs are on westbound CA Hwy-62 near Vidal Junction in California.

The road signs say...

   +-----------------+
   | 29 Palms     93 |
   | Route 10    134 |
   +-----------------+
   | West |
   |  CA  |
   |  62  |
   +------+
   the numbers are:  29  93  10  134  62

   No math has been found.

   rsHwyEval:
      62 * log(summation(log(10), sqrt(sqrt(29 + 93 + 134)))) = 62

   observe...
      29 + 93 + 134 = 256
      sqrt(256) = 16
      sqrt(16) = 4
      log(10) = 1
      summation(1, 4) = 10
      62 * log(10) = 62 * 1 = 62

The signs used in this BARS are on one of MathBabbler's favorite highways--CA Hwy-62. He tried to hard to find a math equation for the signs and the following are some of his notes.

   off-by-one math...
      (134 - 62) / sqrt(93 - 29) = 9    (9 needs to be 10)

   the numbers have been reduced to the following sets...
      { 8, 10, 14 }   { 256, 10, 62 } 

   all of the following are square numbers...
      93 - 29 = 64          sqrt( 64) =  8
      62 + 29 - 10 = 81     sqrt( 81) =  9   sqrt(9) = 3
      134 + 62 = 196        sqrt(196) = 14
      134 + 10 = 144        sqrt(144) = 12
      29 + 93 + 134 = 256   sqrt(256) = 16   sqrt(16) = 4   sqrt(4) = 2

      log(10) = 1

      summation(4, 10) = 49   sqrt(49) = 7
      summation(1, 8) = 36    sqrt(36) = 6

   let's look at the numbers 93 and 62...
      prime factors of 93 are 3 * 31
      31 is half of 62
      prime factors of 62 are 2 * 31
      the largest prime factor of 62 minus the
          smallest prime factor of 62 equals 29
          29 is a prime number found in the sign

   prime factors of 134 are 2 and 67
Update::2008.05.16

On 1 May 2008, MathBabbler wrote this C++ program to convert a string into a number. The program converts the string into the digits that MathBabbler needs to press on his cell phone in order to send the string as a text message. The number of the string-to-number conversion is the sum of the digits digits needed to send to enter the string as a text message.

        palms: 7255567777 (sums to 79)
        route: 77766688833 (sums to 69)
   interstate: 44466833777777782833 (sums to 132)
         west: 93377778 (sums to 72)
   california: 2222555444333666777664442 (sums to 109)
   the numbers become:  29  93  10  134  62  79  69  132  72  109

   the math is:  (109 - 93) / (134 - 132) = (29 + 62 - 10 - 79)^(72 - 69)

   observe...
      left-side: 
         109 - 93 = 16
         134 - 132 = 2
         16 / 2 = 8
      right-side:
         29 + 62 - 10 - 79 = 2
         72 - 69 = 3
         2^3 = 8

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 17 April 2006

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