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

```   +---------------+
| 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) 