BARS::Street Signs on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles, California

These street signs are on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles California.

The street signs say...

   +-------------------------+
   |      2 Hour Parking     |
   |       8 am to 8 pm      |
   |       8 am to 5 pm      |
   ---------------------------
   | Passenger Loading Zone  |
   |       5 pm to 11 pm     |
   | Wednesday thru Saturday |
   +-------------------------+
   the numbers are:  2  8  8  8  5  5  11

   the math is:  2 * (8 - 8 + 8 - 5) + 5 = 11
 
   rsPhiEval:  ((2 * 8) / (8 + 8) + sqrt(5)) / sqrt(sqrt(5 + 11)) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

   rsPiEval:  (2 * 11) / (5 - 8 / 8 + (8 - 5)) ~= Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi rounded to nearest hundredth (3.14)
   * 3.1415926535897932384626

   rsCardinalityEval:  11 - 8 + 8 - 5 - 8 / 2 + 5 = 7
   * There are 7 numbers in these street signs.

   rsStateEval:  sqrt(8 * 8 - 11 * 5) * 8 + 5 + 2 = 31
   * California was the 31st state admitted to the Union.

   rs37Eval:  8 + 8 + 8 + 11 + 5 / 5 * 2 = 37
   * Why rs37Eval? 37 Heaven @ http://thirty-seven.org

   rs42Eval:   5 * 11 - 8 / 8 - 5 * 2 - cuberoot(8) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  5 * 11 - 8 + 8 / 8 * 5 * 2 = 57
   * RoadHacker was 57 years young when he found these street signs.

   rsTweetLenEval:  5 * 11 + 8 * 8 + 8 * 2 + 5 = 140
   * 140 is the maximum length of a Twitter posting (tweet).

   rsCardinalityEval:  ceil(mean(2,8,8,8,5,5,11)) = 7
   off-by-one rsCardinalityEval:  mode(2,8,8,8,5,5,11) = 7+1
   off-by-one rsCardinalityEval:  median(2,5,5,8,8,8,11) = 7+1
   * There are 7 numbers in these street signs.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 25 June 2014 (posted 26 June 2014)

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