BARS::Crystal Pier Distance Guide From Pacific Beach, California

This distance guide sign is at Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, California.

The distance guide sign says...

   +------------------------------------------+
   | 1/4 mi. ----------------------- Reed St. |
   | 1/2 mi. ----------------------- York Ct. |
   | 3/4 mi. --------------------- Sunset Ct. |
   | 1 mi. ----------------------  Ostend Ct. |
   | 1 1/4 mi. ---------------- El Carmel Pl. |
   | 1 1/2 mi. ------------------- Jersey Ct. |
   | 1 3/4 mi. ----------- M.B.Lifeguard Twr. |
   | 2 mi. ----------------- San Fernando Pl. |
   | 2 1/4 mi. ----------------- Cohasset Ct. |
   | 2 1/2 mi. -------------- End of Sea Wall |
   | 2 3/4 mi. ----------------- S.M.B. Jetty |
   |                                          |
   |   Orange strips on sea wall are quarter  |
   |      miles beginning on Thomas Street    |
   | Courtesy of Pac. Bch./Mission Bay Rotary |
   +------------------------------------------+
   The distance (in miles)  is a function of an orange strip.
   Orange strip 1 is 1/4 mile; orange strip 2 is 1/2 miles; 
   orange strip 3 is 3/4 miles; orange strip 4 is 1 mile; etc.

   d(n) = (1/4)(n)  miles    ...or...  d(n) = (n)/4  miles

   d    is the function name
   n    is the orange strip number
   d(n) is the number of miles at orange strip 'n'

   d(0) = (1/4)(0) = 0 mi.
   d(1) = (1/4)(1) = 1/4 mi.
   d(2) = (1/4)(2) = 2/4 = 1/2 mi.
   d(3) = (1/4)(3) = 3/4 mi.
   d(4) = (1/4)(4) = 4/4 = 1 mi.

   the numbers are:  1/4  1/2  3/4  1  (1 1/4)  (1 1/2)  (1 3/4)
                     2  (2 1/4)  (2 1/2)  (2 3/4)

   the math is:  (1/2 * (1/4 + 3/4 + 1) + 2) * (1 1/4 + 1 3/4) - 
                 (1 1/2 + 2 1/2) - 2 1/4 = 2 3/4

   observe...
      1/4 + 3/4 = 1  and  1 1/4 + 1 3/4 = 3
      1 1/2 + 2 1/2 = 4  and  2 1/4 + 2 3/4 = 5

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 16 October 2007

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