BARS::49 Miles From Rice on CA Hwy-177 in California

This road sign is on northbound CA Hwy-177 in California.

The road sign says...

   +------------------+
   | Rice          49 |
   |    CA-Hwy 177    |
   | Parker        87 |
   | Kaiser Mine   11 |
   | <- Lake Tamarisk |
   +------------------+
   the numbers are:  49  177  87  11

   rsStateEval:  177 % 49 + log(87 % 11) = 31
   * California was the 31st state admitted to the Union.

   rsAgeEval:  49 + 11 - (177 % 87)! = 54
   * MathBabbler was 54 years young when he found this equation.
   * RoadHacker was 44 years young when he found this road sign.

   off-by-one math:  177 % 87 = 11 - sqrt(49) - 1

   ... spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n, where n is
                a composite number
   ... 49, 87, 177 are composite numbers; 11 is a prime number
   ... sum prime factors until we have four prime numbers

   spf(87) = 32; spf(32) = 10; spf(10) = 7
   spf(49) = 14; spf(14) = 9; spf(9) = 6; spf(6) = 5
   spf(177) = 62; spf(62) = 33; spf(33) = 14; spf(14) hits 5

   the numbers become:  5  5  7  11

   BARSfunc math:  sqrt(sqrt(11 + 5)) = 7 - 5

   BARSfunc rsCardinalityEval:  log(5 + 5) * 11 - 7 = 4
   * There are four numbers in this road sign.

   BARSfunc rs42Eval:  sqrt(5 * 5 + 11) * 7 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   BARSfunc rs42Eval:  5! / 5 + 7 + 11 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   BARSfunc off-by-one rsAgeEval:  5 * 11 - 7 + 5 = 53+1
   * MathBabbler was 54 years young when he found this equation.
   * MathBabbler was two weeks shy of 55 when he found this equation.

   BARSfunc off-by-one rsAgeEval:  summation(7, 11) + 5 + 5 = 54+1
   * MathBabbler was 54 years young when he found this equation.
   * MathBabbler was two weeks shy of 55 when he found this equation.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 14 May 2012

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