BARS::16 Miles From Essex in Goffs, California

This road sign is in Goffs, California.

The road sign says...

   +-------------------------+
   | <- State Hwy. 95  14 mi |
   | I 40   10 mi         -> |
   | Essex  16 mi         -> |
   +-------------------------+
   the numbers are:  95  14  40  10  16

   the math is:  (95 - log(10) - 14) / 40 = sqrt(sqrt(16))

   rs42Eval:  40 + log(95 + 10 / (16 - 14)) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  sqrt(16 + sqrt(95 - 14))! / 10 + 40 = 52
   * RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this road sign.

   rsTweetLenEval:  95 + 40 + 10 / (16 - 14) = 140
   * 140 is the maximum length of a Twitter posting (tweet).

   rsPiEval:  (95 + summation(14, 16) + 40 * log(10)) degrees = Pi radians
   * summation(14, 16) = 14+15+16 = 45

   rsRomanNumeralDigitEval:  95^(40 - 10 - 16 - 14) = I

   off-by-one rs42Eval:  95 - 14 - 16 - (40 / 10)! = 42-1
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 21 March 2010

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