### BARS::27 Miles From Exit 9 on I-40 in Needles, California

This road sign is on eastbound I-40 in Needles, California.

The road sign says...

```   +--------------------+
|  Lake Havasu City  |
| use Arizona Exit 9 |
|      27 miles      |
+--------------------+
```
```   the numbers are:  9  27

the math is:  sqrt(9) = cuberoot(27)

rs42Eval:  summation(cuberoot(27), 9) = 42
* 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"
* summation(3, 9) = 3+4+5+6+7+8+9 = 42

off-by-one rsStateEval:  sqrt(9) + 27 = 31-1
* California was the 31st state admitted to the Union.

off-by-one rsStateEval:  summation(cuberoot(27)!, 9) = 31-1
* California was the 31st state admitted to the Union.
* cuberoot(27) = 3; 3! = 6; summation(6, 9) = 6+7+8+9 = 30

...if the billboard is included...

the numbers are:  9  27  24  1000

the math is:  24 + 9 / log(1000) = 27

rsAgeEval:  27 + 24 + sqrt(9) / log(1000) = 52
* RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this road sign.
```

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 22 March 2010 