BARS::54 Miles From Parker on Vicksburg Road in Arizona

This road sign in on northbound Vicksburg Road just north of I-10 in Arizona.

The road sign says...

   +-----------------+
   | Jct US-60     6 |
   | Jct AZ-72     8 |
   | Parker       54 |
   +-----------------+
   the numbers are:  60  6  72  8  54

   the math is:  6 * (72 - 54 - 8) = 60

   more math:  sqrt((60 - 54) * sqrt(72 / 8)!) = 6

   observe...
      60 - 54 = 6
      72 / 8 = 9
      sqrt(9) = 3
      3! = 6
      6 * 6 = 36
      sqrt(36) = 6

   rsAgeEval:  54 - sqrt(72 / 8) * log(60 / 6) = 51
   * RoadHacker was 51 years young when he found this sign.
Update::2009.01.23 -- Exercises
  1. [solve for 'n']    n * (72 - 54 - 8) = 60
  2. [solve for 'n']    6 * (72 - n - 8) = 60
  3. [solve for 'log(60 / 6)']    54 - sqrt(72 / 8) * log(60 / 6) = 51
  4. No or Yes:    6 is a factor of 54.
  5. No or Yes:    54 is a multiple of 8.
Update::2010.03.18

RoadHacker drove past this road sign on the morning of Pi Day 2010.

   the numbers are:  60  6  72  8  54

   rsPiEval:  60 * (54 / 6 / (sqrt(72 /8))) degrees = Pi radians
   * Special rsPiEval because this road sign was seen on Pi Day 2010.

   rs42Eval:  54 - sqrt((60 + 72 + 6 * cuberoot(8))) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsStateEval:  54 - ((72 - 60) / (8 - 6)) = 48
   * Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

   rsAgeEval:  54 - (8 + 6 - (72 - 60)) = 52
   * RoadHacker was 52 years young on Pi Day 2010.

   rsAgeEval:  54 - cuberoot((72 + 8) / (60 / 6)) = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 03 January 2009

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