BARS::109 Miles to Twentynine Palms on CA Hwy-62 in Earp, California

This road sign is on westbound CA Hwy-62 in Earp, California.

The road sign says...

   +----------------+
   | Route 95       |
   | Vidal Jct   16 |
   | 29 Palms   109 |
   +----------------+

CA Hwy-62 is RoadHacker's favorite highway so it was disappointing to only find off-by-one math in this road sign. We re-examined the road sign after the spf(n) function was created. The spf(n) function outputs the sum of the prime factors of the input number.

   the numbers are:  95  16  29  109

   off-by-one math:  109 - 95 + 16 = 29 (+ 1)

   the math is:  spf(95) + sqrt(16) = spf(109 + 29)

   observe...
      prime factors of 95 are 5 and 19
      spf(95) = 5 + 19 = 24
      sqrt(16) = 4
      24 + 4 = 28
      29 and 109 are prime numbers
      29 + 109 = 138
      prime factors of 138 are 2 and 3 and 23
      spf(138) = 2 + 3 + 23 = 28

   rs42Eval:  29 + 16 - sqrt((109 - 95)5) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   observe...
      109 - 95 = 14
      145 = 9  
      sqrt(9) = 3

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 05 December 2007

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