BARS::2554 Miles From Wilmington North Carolina in California

This road sign is at the western terminus of I-40 in Barstow, California.

The road sign says...

   +----------------+
   | Wilmington  NC |
   | I-40   2554 mi |
   +----------------+
   the numbers are:  40  2554

   rsCardinalityEval: gcf(40, 2554) = 2
   * There are two numbers in this road sign.

   BARSfunc rsStateEval:  40 - mult_digits(sum_digits(spf(2554))) = 31
   * California was the 31st state admitted to the Union.

   * spf(n) = sum of the prime factors of n
     domain:  n must be composite number
   * sum_digits(n) = sum the digits of n
     domain:  n must be a prime number
   * mult_digits(n) = product of the digits of n
     domain:  n must be a prime number

   * 2554 is a composite number; spf(2554) = 2+1277 = 1279
   * 1279 is a prime number; sum_digits(1279) = 1+2+7+9 = 19
   * 19 is a prime number; mult_digits(19) = 1*9 = 9

   BARSfunc off-by-one rs42Eval:  
      40 + sqrt(mult_digits(sum_digits(spf(2554))) = 42+1
      * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   BARSfunc rs37Eval:  
      40 - sqrt(mult_digits(sum_digits(spf(2554))) = 37
      * There was no official rs37Eval when this BARS was created;
      * however, MathBabbler was considering adding it.
      * Why add rs37Eval? 37 Heaven @ http://thirty-seven.org

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 13 June 2012

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