BARS::17 Miles From Long Lake in Arizona

This road sign is on a country road that intersects with AZ Hwy-87.

The road sign says...

   +----------------------+
   | Forest Hwy. 3     12 |
   | Long Lake         17 |
   +----------------------+
   the numbers are:  3  12  17

   BARSfunc math:  12 / 3! = cuberoot(sum_digits(17))
   * sum_digits(n) note:  n must be prime and 17 is prime
     sum_digits(n) = 1+7 = 8

   BARSfunc rsStateEval:  (12 - 3!) + sum_digits(17) = 48
   * Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

   off-by-one rs42Eval:  (12 / 3)! + 17 = 42-1
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  3 * 12 + 17 = 52+1
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

Note: RoadHacker found this road sign during May of 2006, but it was not turned into a BARS until 24 February 2010.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 24 February 2010

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