### BARS::8 Miles From Oatman Near Route 66 in Arizona

This road sign is near a junction with Route 66 in Arizona.

```   +------------------+
| Oatman         8 |
| Golden Shores 27 |
+------------------+
```
```   the numbers are:  8  26  27

off-by-one math:  27 - 26 = cuberoot(8)-1
* cuberoot(8) = 2 because 2^3 = 8

off-by-one math:  cuberoot(27! / 26!) = cuberoot(8)+1
* 27! / 26! = 27; cuberoot(27) = 3 because 3^3 = 27

off-by-one math:  26 % 8 = cuberoot(27)-1
* 26 % 8 = 26 mod 8 = 2

rsAgeEval:  sqrt((26 + 27)^cuberoot(8)) = 53
* MathBabbler was 53 years young when he found this equation.

off-by-one rsAgeEval:  26 + 27 - cuberoot(8) = 52-1
* RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this road sign.

spf(8) = 2+2+2 = 6; spf(26) = 2+13 = 15; spf(27) = 3+3+3 = 9
* spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n

BARSfunc math:  spf(8) + spf(27) = spf(26)

BARSfunc rsStateEval:  27 + spf(26) + spf(8) = 48
* Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.
```

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 June 2010