BARS::16 Mileages on One Sign on Parker Dam Road in California

This road sign is on northbound Parker Dam Road in California.

The road sign says...

   +---------------------------------------------------------------+
   | Riverview Resort            1/4  Windmill Park Resort  8      |
   | Bermuda Palms Resort      3      Echo Lodge Resort     10 1/2 |
   | River Reflections Resort  4 1/4  Big Bend Resort       12     |
   | River Shore Resort        4 1/2  River Lodge Resort    13     |
   | Riverland Resort          5      Sunshine Resort       13 3/4 |
   | Emerald Cove Resort       6 1/4  Parker Dam            15 3/4 |
   | Rio Del Colorado Resort   7      Black Meadow Resort   25     |
   | Sundance RV Resort        7 1/2  Havasu Palms Resort   29     |
   +---------------------------------------------------------------+
   the numbers are: (1/4)  3  (4 1/4)  (4 1/2)  5  (6 1/4)  7  (7 1/2)  
                    8  (10 1/2)  12  13  (13 3/4)  (15 3/4)  25  29

   ... eliminate the mixed numbers
       15 3/4 - 13 3/4 = 2
       7 1/2 - 4 1/2 = 3
       4 1/4 - 1/4 = 4
       10 1/2 - 6 1/4 = 4 1/2 
       4 1/2 * (5 - 3) = 9

   the numbers are:  2  3  4  7  8  9  12  13  25  29

   the math is:  25 - 13 + 12 - 8 + 7 - 3 + 9 + sqrt(4) - 2 = 29

   rsStateEval:  29 + 25 - 13 - 12 + 2^((9 - 8) / (7 / (3 + 4)) = 31
   * California was the 31st state admitted to the Union.

   rsAgeEval:  29 + 25 + cuberoot(8) + (2 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 9) / (12 + 13) = 57
   * RoadHacker was 57 years young when he found this road sign.

   rsPhiEval:  (8 / ((9 + 7) / 4) + 12 - 13 + sqrt(2 + 3)) / sqrt(29 - 25) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

   rs37Eval:  29 + 25 - sqrt(13 + 12) - 8 * 7 / 4 + sqrt(9 - 3 - 2) = 37
   * Why rs37Eval? 37 Heaven @ http://thirty-seven.org

   rs42Eval:  29 + 25 - 13 + 12 - 8 + 7 - (4 * 9) / 3 + 2 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"
    
   rsCardinalityEval:  29-25+13-12*2+8+7+sqrt(4!/ 3!)^sqrt(9) = 16
   * There are 16 numbers in this road sign.

   ... eliminate the mixed numbers
   10 1/2 - sqrt(1/4) = 10
   13 3/4 + 6 1/4 = 20
   15 3/4 + 4 1/4 = 20

   the numbers are:  10  20  20  3  5  7  8  12  13  25  29

   rs42Eval:  29 + 13 + 10 - 3 - 7 + 20 - 20 + 8 + 12 - 25 + 5 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  20 + 20 + 8 + 12 + 25 - 5 + 10 + 3 + 7 - 29 - 13 = 58
   * MathBabbler was 58 years young when he found this equation.

   rsPhiEval:  (20^(20/10-(8+12)/(3+7))+sqrt(25/5))/sqrt(sqrt(29-13)) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 28 May 2015

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