This road sign is on the northbound road to the Colorado River's Imperial Dam in California.

The road sign says...

+--------------------+ | Cozy Cove 1/2 | | Senator Wash 1 | | Squaw Lake 2 | ---------------------- | Beehive Mesa 1/2 | | Dog Patch 1/2 | | Coyote Ridge 1 | | North Shore 6 | | Ferguson Lake 10 | +--------------------+the numbers are: (1/2) 1 2 (1/2) (1/2) 1 6 10 the math is: 6 * (1/2) * (1 + 1) = 10 * (1/2) + 2 * (1/2) observe... left side: 6 * (1/2) = 6/2 = 3 (1 + 1) = 2 3 * 2 = 6 right side: 10 * (1/2) = 10/2 = 5 2 * (1/2) = 2/2 = 1 5 + 1 = 6 more math: 6 / (1/2) * (1 + 1) = 10 / (1/2) + 2 / (1/2) observe... left side: 6 / (1/2) = 6 * 2 = 12 (1 + 1) = 2 12 * 2 = 24 right side: 10 / (1/2) = 10 * 2 = 20 2 / (1/2) = 2 * 2 = 4 20 + 4 = 24 more math: (1 / ((1/2) * (1/2) * (1/2))) * (1 / 2) + 6 = 10 observe... (1/2) * (1/2) * (1/2) = (1/8) 1 / (1/8) = 8 8 * (1 / 2) = 8 / 2 = 4 4 + 6 = 10 [solve for 'n] 6 * n * (1 + 1) = 10 * n + 2 * n## Update::2009.09.04

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #3 of the fall 2009 semester.

the numbers are: (1/2) 1 2 (1/2) (1/2) 1 6 10 rsPhiEval: (1/2) + sqrt((1 - (1/2) - (1/2) + 1 - 6 + 10)) / 2 = Phi * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399 rsStateEval: (1/2) / (1/2) / (1/2) + 6 * 10 / 2 - 1 / 1 = 31 * California was the 31st state admitted to the Union. rsAgeEval: (1/2) / (1/2) / (1/2) / 2 + (6 - 1) * 10 + 1 = 52 * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation. rsAgeEval: (6 - 1) * 10 * 1 * ((1/2) / (1/2) / (1/2) / 2) = 50 * RoadHacker was 50 years young when he found this road sign. rsAgeEval: (1/2) / (1/2) / (1/2) + (6 / 2 + 1) * 10 * 1 = 42 * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything" rsPiEval: ((1/2) / (1/2) / (1/2) * 10 + 1 * 2) / (6 + 1) = Pi * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

**Creator:** Gerald Thurman
[gthurman@gmail.com]

**Created:** 17 December 2007

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