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 = 62The 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
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**Created:** 17 April 2006

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