### Pi Day 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

On the day prior to Pi Day 2007, an Artie Artichoke doll was used as a decimal point to morph a NM Hwy-314 sign into a NM Hwy-3.14 sign. [Side-bar: Prior to 1937, NM Hwy-314 was Route 66.]

Four BARS (Basic Arithmetic Road Signs) were discovered, but only two are potential RoadSignMath.com submissions.

One Phi road sign was discovered, but it required the creation of a `reciprocal function`.

One parking sign along Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque that could be submitted to RoadSignMath.com.

Two square numbered highway signs were found: I-25 sign and NM Hwy-16 sign.

From "The Joy of Pi" page 21: In the Greek alphabet, π is the 16th letter (4 squared). In the English alphabet, 'p' is the 16th letter and 'i' is the 9th letter (3 squared). The sum of 16 and 9 is 25 (5 squared). The product of 16 and 9 is 144 (12 squared). 9 divided by 16 is 0.5625 (0.75 squared). It's no wonder we say, "Pi are squared!"

One prime numbered highway sign was found: NM Hwy-47 sign.

Two prime numbered MPH signs were found: 5 MPH sign inside a University of New Mexico parking garage; and a homemade 5 MPH sign at the vacant El Vado Motel located along Route 66.

Two `16' 2'' clearance signs` were found (#1 and #2). [sqrt(sqrt(16)) = 2]

Four signs for which no math has been discovered.

```  Turquoise Trail road sign:  12, 23, 26, 46  [off-by-one Pi sign; 23/8]
Turquoise Trail road sign:  1, 5, 7         [off-by-one]
road sign:  599, 1 1/2, 3 1/2, 8 1/2, 10
hiking trail sign:  10, 1/3, 1 3/4, 1 3/4, 1 3/4
```

Only off-by-one math has been found in the two road signs encountered along the Turquoise Trail. Math was found when the two road signs were combined. { Off-By-One Signs on the Turquoise Trail in New Mexico}

GDT took a picture of a NM Hwy-473 sign erroneously thinking 473 was a prime number.

GDT wrote Pi in snow on Sandia Mountain in the Chibola Forest. And he wrote a lava rock Pi at Volancos Day Use Area of the Petroglyph National Monument.

GDT has a BAB (Basic Arithmetic Bit) about the number 1957 and he found the number 1957 in a Rio Puerco Bridge sign. [ bridge picture]

We stopped at Cerrillos for a slice of pie, but the town wasn't up yet.

The number 1957 was found in the Welcome to Madrid sign. In Madrid, we stopped at Maggie's Diner for a slice of pie, but it was closed. [The diner was built for the Disney movie Wild Hogs.]

GDT signed the guest book at Tiny Town (a place where art dies to lives).

A tasty piece of blueberry pie was consumed at the Route 66 Diner.

Two Pi video clips were made on Pi Day 2007 and they have been uploaded to YouTube.com `azroadhacker` account.

Prior to leaving for Albuquerque, GDT learned that, to within half a percent, Pi seconds is a nanocentury. {BAB:: From Pi To Tom Duff To Nanocentury To NerdTests.com}

GDT claims any and all irrational Pi related behavior is due to the mathematical fact that Pi is an irrational number.

RoadHacker:: Pi Day 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico [opens new window]

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 15 March 2007