BARS::8 Miles From "Hole In The Wall" in California

This road sign is in the Mojave National Preserve in California.

The road sign says...

   +------------------------+
   | Hole In The Wall       |
   |   Campground      7 -> |
   |   Visitor Center  8 -> |
   | Mitchell Caverns 22 -> |
   | <- Kelso         23    |
   +------------------------+
   the numbers are:  7  8  22  23

   the math is:  22 + 8 - 7 = 23

   rsPiEval:  22 / sqrt(7 * (23 % 8)) = Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   rsPiEval:  (7 + 23) * (22 % 8) degrees = Pi radians

   rs42Eval:  22 * sqrt(sqrt(23 - 7)) - cuberoot(8) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsBARSfunc math:  8 - 7 = log(reverse_digits(23) - 22)
   * reverse_digits(n) = the digits of n reversed
   * domain:  n must be a prime number
   * 23 is a prime number; reverse_digits(23) = 32

   off-by-one rsStateEval:  22 + 23 - 8 - 7 = 31-1
   * California was the 31st state admitted to the Union.

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  22 + 23 + 8! / 7! = 52+1
   * RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this road sign.

Note: This road sign was found the day after Pi Day 2010.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 17 March 2010

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