BARS::1000 Mercy St. and 500 Franklin St. in Mountain View, California

These street signs are in Mountain View, California.

The street signs say...

   +----------------------+
   | Frankin St. <--  500 |
   | Mercy St.   --> 1000 |
   | STOP 4-way           |
   +----------------------+
   the numbers are:  500  1000  4

   the math is:  1000 / 500 = sqrt(4)

   more math:  500 / 1000 = reciprocal(sqrt(4))

MathBabbler encountered these street signs on 2 June 2011 while walking to Google to attend the company's annual meeting.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 03 June 2011

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