BARS::19 Miles From AZ Hwy-188 on AZ Hwy-87 in Arizona

This road sign in on northbound AZ Hwy-87 in Arizona.

The road sign says...

   +---------------+
   | Jct 188    19 |
   | Rye        23 |
   | Payson     34 |
   +---------------+
   the numbers are:  188  19  23  34

   the base-8 math is:  (sqrt(188 - 19))8 + 23 = 34

   observe...
      188 - 19 = 169
      sqrt(169) = 13
      138 = 1 * 8 + 3 * 1 = 11

MathBabbler has had a difficult time finding math given the numbers in this road sign; therefore, he looked for math using his BARS functions.

   str_to_nbr(s)  converts string 's' into the digits 
                  MathBabbler must press on his cell 
                  phone in order to send 's' as a text 
                  message; the function outputs the sum 
                  of the digits

   sum_prime_factors(n)  outputs the sum of the prime factors for 'n'
   str_to_nbr("jct") = 52228 (sum = 19) 
   str_to_nbr("rye") = 77799933 (sum = 54)
   str_to_nbr("payson") = 72999777766666 (sum = 115) 

   19 - str_to_nbr("jct") = 19 - 19 = 0
   str_to_nbr("rye") - 23 = 54 - 23 = 31
   str_to_nbr("payson") - 34 = 115 - 34 = 81

   sum_prime_factors(188) = 51

   the math numbers become:  51  0  31  81

   the math is:  81 - 31 + 0! = 51

   rsAgeEval:  81 - 31 + 0 = 50
   * RoadHacker was 50 years young when he found this sign.

   observe...
      the prime factors for 188 are 2 * 2 * 47
      0! = 1

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 31 May 2008 (posted 1 June 2008)

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