BARS::5 Miles From Camp Verde on Forrest Road 618 in Arizona

This road sign is on southbound Forrest Road 618 at its junction with AZ Hwy-260 in Arizona.

The road sign says...

   +---------------------+
   | Hwy 260             |
   | Clear Creek C.G.  1 |
   | Camp Verde        5 |
   +---------------------+
   the numbers are:  260  1  5

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  260 / 5 - 1 = 51 - 1
   * RoadHacker found this road sign on his next to last day 
     of being 50 years young.

   rsAgeEval:  260 / 5 - 1 = 51
   * MathBabbler was 51 years young when he finally got around
     to turing this sign into a BARS.

   within 1% of a rsPhiEval:  [Phi = 1.61803399]
      (1 + sqrt(5)) / sqrt(sqrt(sqrt(260))) = 1.61490124 = 1.615

   rs42Eval:  (260 / 5 * 1)8 = 42

   observe...
      260 / 5 * 1 = 52
      52 in base-8 is 5 * 8 + 2 * 1 = 42

   split_into_squares_sum(260) = { 144, 100, 16 }

   apply square-roots to the square numbers...

   the numbers become:  1  5  12  10  4 

   the math is:  5 - 4 + 1 + 10 = 12
   
   Phi math:  (1 + sqrt(5)) / (10 + 4 - 12) = Phi  (3.61803399)

   Pi math:  (12 + 10) / (1 * (5 + sqrt(4))) = Pi  (3.14)

   more math:  12 + 10 + sqrt(5 - 1) = 4!

   more math:  log(sqrt(12 * 10 - 5 * 4)) = 1


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 30 May 2008

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