BARS::Nine Miles Away From Jct. 1 in Arkansas

This road sign was found near Helena, Arkansas.

The road sign says...

   +-----------------+
   | Lexa          8 |
   | Jct. Ark. 1   9 |
   +-----------------+
   the numbers are:  8   1   9

   the math is:  8 + 1 = 9

   more math:  sqrt(9) - cuberoot(8) = 1

   observe...
      sqrt(9) = 3        [3 * 3 = 9]
      cuberoot(8) = 2    [2 * 2 * 2 = 8]

   more math:  spf(9) / spf(8) = 1

   observe...
      spf(n) = sum of the prime factors of 'n'
      spf(9) = 3 + 3 = 6
      spf(8) = 2 + 2 + 2 = 6

This road sign was submitted to RoadSignMath.com on 27 August 2006. It might be the first RSM from the state of Arkansas. The sign's expected score is 3.42 for elegance and 1.0 for technical for a total score of 4.42. If first in region, an additional 2.0 points will be awarded.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 03 July 2006

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