BARS::Weight Limit Sign on Route 66 Near Ludlow, California

This weight limit sign is on eastbound Route 66 near Ludlow, California.

The weight limit sign says...

   +--------------------+
   |    Weight Limit    |
   | small truck    9 T |
   | medium truck  14 T |
   | large truck   18 T |
   ----------------------
   |   12 miles ahead   |
   +--------------------+
   the numbers are:  9  14  18  12

   the math is:  12 + 18 / 9 = 14

   more math:  12 / sqrt(9) + 14 = 18

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  sqrt(9)! + 14 + 18 + 12 = 50 + 1
   * RoadHacker was 51 years young when he found this sign.
Update::2009.01.23 -- Exercises
  1. [solve for 'n']    n + 18 / 9 = 14
  2. [solve for 'n']    12 + 18 / n = 14
  3. [solve for 'sqrt(9)!']    sqrt(9)! + 14 + 18 + 12 = 50 + 1
  4. No or Yes:    9 is a factor of 12.
  5. No or Yes:    18 is a multiple of 9.
Update::2010.01.29

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #3 of the spring 2010 semester.

   the numbers are:  9  14  18  12

   rsPiEval:  (14 - 9)! / 12 * 18 degrees = Pi radians
   * check w/Google

   rsTweetLenEval:  14 * (12 - 18 / 9) = 140
   * 140 is the maximum length of a Twitter posting (tweet).

   rsStateEval:  14 + 18 - (12 % sqrt(9))! = 31
   * California was the 31st state admitted to the Union
     and this road sign was found in California.

   observe... sqrt(9) = 3; 12 % 3 = 0; 0! = 1

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 January 2009

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