BARS::38 Miles West of Boron on CA Hwy-58 in California

This road sign is on eastbound CA Hwy-58 in California.

The road sign says...

   +---------------------------+
   | Jct CA-14 to Mojave     9 |
   | Boron                  38 |
   | Jct I-15 Barstow       77 |
   +---------------------------+
   the numbers are:  14  9  38  15  77

   classic off-by-one math:  77 - 38 - 9 = 14 + 15 + 1

   more off-by-one math:  sqrt(77 + 38 - 15) = 14 - sqrt(9) - 1

   rsAgeEval:  77 - 38 + 15! / 14! - sqrt(9) = 51
   * RoadHacker was 51 years young when he found this sign.

   rs42Eval:  77 - 38 + sqrt(9) * (15 - 14) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rs42Eval:  77 - 38 + sqrt((14 - 15 / sqrt(9))) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsPiEval:  sqrt(9) + 14 / (77 + 38 - 15) ~= Pi
   * Pi is 3.14 rounded to the nearest hundredth

   off-by-one rsPiEval:  (38 - 15 - 1) / sqrt((14 * 9 - 77)) ~= Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   off-by-one rsHwyEval:  77 - 38 - 9 + 14 + 15 = 59 - 1
   * This road sign was found on CA Hwy-58

This road sign was originally used because it is off-by-one from being a "classic" BARS, but it ended up providing a bunch of equations thanks to various and sundry road sign evaluations (rsEvals).


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 18 January 2009

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