BARS::AZ Hwy-77 Road Signs Merged at Winkelman, Arizona

Two road signs on AZ Hwy-77 were found near Winkelman, Arizona, but no math was found in either sign. Math was found, however, after the two signs were merged (or combined).

This road sign was found heading north on AZ Hwy-77 in Winkelman, Arizona.

The road sign says...

   +-------------------+
   | Jct U.S. 70    36 |
   | Globe          39 |
   +-------------------+

   the numbers are:  70   36   39

   the math is:  no math found

This road sign was found heading south on AZ Hwy-77 in Winkelman, Arizona.

The road sign says...

   +-------------------+
   | Mammoth        20 |
   | Jct SR 79      43 |
   | Tucson         68 |
   +-------------------+

   the numbers are:  20  43  68  79

   the math is:  no math found

The merged (or combined) road signs say...

   +-------------------+   <-- heading north on AZ Hwy-77
   | Jct U.S. 70    36 |  
   | Globe          39 |
   +-------------------+
   +-------------------+   <-- heading south on AZ Hwy-77
   | Mammoth        20 |
   | Jct SR 79      43 |  
   | Tucson         68 |
   +-------------------+

   the numbers are:  70  36  39  20  43  68  79

   that math is:  sqrt(sqrt(36 - 20))^sqrt(79 - 70) = sqrt(68 - (43 - 39))
   
   observe...
      evaluation of the left-hand side:
         36 - 20 = 16
         sqrt(16) = 4
         sqrt(4) = 2
         79 - 70 = 9
         sqrt(9) = 3
         2^3 = 8
      evaluation of the right-hand side:
         43 - 39 = 4
         68 - 4 = 64
         sqrt(64) = 8

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 07 March 2007

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