BARS::51 Miles From Winslow on Az Hwy-87 in Arizona

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

The road sign says...

   +----------------+
   | Winslow     51 |
   | Jct I-40    55 |
   +----------------+
   the numbers are:  40  51  55

   rs42Eval:  40 + sqrt(55 - 51) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsRomanNumeralEval:  log(40 / (55 - 51)) = I
   * note: 1st time use of this type of evaluation

   spf(40) = 2+2+2+5 = 11; spf(51) = 3+17 = 20; spf(55) = 5+11 = 16
   * spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n
   
   BARSfunc off-by-one rsStateEval:  spf(40) + spf(51) + spf(55) = 48-1
   * Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

   BARSfunc math:  spf(51) * sqrt(sqrt(spf(55))) = 40

   BARSfunc off-by-one rsAgeEval:  
         spf(40) + spf(51) * sqrt(sqrt(spf(55))) = 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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