BARS::16 Miles From Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree Natl. Park in California

This road sign was found in the Joshua Tree National Park in California. The western entrance to the park in located in a town named Joshua Tree.

The road sign says...

   +-------------------------+
   | <- Joshua Tree    16 mi |
   | 29 Palms       20 mi -> |
   | Cottonwood     41 mi -> |
   +-------------------------+

   the numbers are:  16  20  29  41

   the math is:  avg(41 - 29, 20) = 16

   observe...
      41 - 29 = 12
      avg(12, 20) = (20 + 12) / 2 = 32 / 2 = 16

   off-by-one math:  sqrt(29 - 20)! = sqrt(41 - 16)+1

   observe...
      29 - 20 = 9
      sqrt(9) = 3
      3! = 3x2x1 = 6
      41 - 16 = 25
      sqrt(25) = 5

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 December 2006

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