BARS::36 Miles East of Estes Park in Colorado

This road sign was found on westbound CO Hwy-66 in Colorado.

The road sign says...

   +------------------+
   | Longmont       5 |
   | Lyons         16 |
   | Estes Park    36 |
   +------------------+

   the numbers are:  5  16  36

   the math is:  avg(sqrt(16), sqrt(36)) = 5

   observe...
      sqrt(16) = 4
      sqrt(36) = 6
      avg(4, 6) = (4 + 6) / 2 = 10 / 2 = 5

   basic counting:  sqrt(16), 5, sqrt(36) = 4, 5, 6

   off-by-one math:  sqrt(36) = 5 + sqrt(sqrt(16)) + (-1)

   off-by-one Pi math:  
      (16 + 5) / sqrt(36) = 21 / 6
      (21 + 1) / (6 + 1) = 22 / 7 = Pi (3.14)

   [exercise] find more math

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

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