BARS::Twelvemile Gulch Road in Northwest Colorado

This road sign was found at the start of Twelvemile Gulch Road in northwest Colorado.

The road sign says...

   +-----------------------+
   | Twelvemile Gulch Road |
   | Yampa River      4 mi |
   | Lily Park        6 mi |
   | Deerlodge Park  12 mi |
   +-----------------------+
   if "Twelvemile" used as the number 12...
   
   the numbers are:  12  4  6  12

   the math is:  (12 + 12) / 4 = 6

   otherwise... 
   
   the numbers are:  4  6  12

   the math is:  sqrt(4) * 6 = 12
Update::2009.03.27

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #10 of the spring 2009 semester.

   if the numbers are:  12  4  6  12

   the math is:  log(4 + 6) * 12 = 12

   rs42Eval:  4! + 12 + 12 - 6 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   more math:  sqrt(sqrt(12 + 4)) * 6 = 12

   more math:  sqrt(12^(6 - 4)) = 12

   if the numbers are:  4  6  12

   rs42Eval:  4 * 12 - 6 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rs42Eval:  6! / 4! + 12 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  4 * 12 + defactorial(6) = 51
   * MathBabbler was 51 years young when he found this equation

   more math:  12 / 4 = defactorial(6)

   [solve for 'n']  4 * n - 6 = 42

   [solve for 'n']  4! + n + n - 6 = 42

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 29 July 2007

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