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

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

```   +------------------+
| 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.
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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 14 May 2012 