BARS::Mileage Pole in Barstow, California

This mileage pole is in the El Rancho Motel parking lot in Barstow, California.

The mileage pole says...

   +--------------------------+
   | Boston MA          2,500 |    [2,890?]
   | Mars PA            2,300 |    [2,339?]
   | San Francisco CA     435 |    [416?]
   | Phoenix AZ           300 |    [390?]
   | Cincinatti OH      1,810 |    [should be Cincinnati? 2,068?]
   | Milwaulkee WI      1,650 |    [should be Milwaukee? 1,950?]
   | Seattle WA         1,000 |    [1,167?]
   | Cleveland OH       1,960 |    [2,238?]
   | Atlanta GA         1,850 |    [2,065?]
   | St. Louis MO       1,500 |    [1,718?]
   +--------------------------+

   MathBabbler didn't think the stated mileages are correct;
   therefore, Maps.Yahoo.com to find more accurate mileages.
   the numbers are:  2500  2300   435   300   1810  
                     1650  1000  1960  1850   1500

   A = sqrt(2500) / (1960 - 1500 - 435) = 2
   B = log(1810 + 1850 - 1650 - 2300 + 300) = log(10) = 1

   the math is:  A + B = log(1000)

   observe... 
      sqrt(2500) = 50
      1960 - 1500 - 435 = 25
      50 / 25 = 2
      1810 + 1850 - 1650 - 2300 + 300 = 10
      log(10) = 1
      log(1000) = 3

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 January 2009

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