BAB::Mileage Pole Near Cripple Creek, Colorado

This mileage pole is eight miles north of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

The mileage pole says...

   Las Vegas NV       767
   New Orleans LA    1424
   Woodland Park       20
   Florissant           9
   Dallas TX          905
   Butte MT           886 
   Guppey              19
   Sturgis SD         517
   Bangor ME         2308
   Chariton IA        798
   Milwaukee WI      1154
   Canon City          44
   Washington DC     1687
   Cripple Creek        8

Note: RoadHacker jotted down all the mileages while at the mileage pole.

   the numbers are:  8  9  19  20  44  517  767  798  886 
                     905  1154  1424  1687  2308 

   eliminate the large numbers...
      2308 - 1687 = 621   ...subtract 2nd largest # from largest #
      1424 - 621 = 803    ...subtract difference from 3rd largest #
      1154 - 803 = 351    ...subtract difference from 4th largest #
      905 - 351 = 554     ...keep subtracting the difference from the
      886 - 554 = 332     ...next largest #
      798 - 332 = 466
      767 - 466 = 301
      517 - 301 = 216

   stop at 216 because 8 and 9 are factors of 216...
      216 / 8 = 27  and  216 / 9 = 24

   the numbers become:  216  8  9  19  20  44

   initial math found: 8 + log(19 - 10) = 216 / (44 - 20) 

   more math w/o using the log() function...

   the numbers are:  216  8  9  19  20  44

   the math is:  44 / (19 - 8) + 20 = 216 / 9

   517 - (767 - (798 - (886 - (905 - (1154 - (1424 - (2308 - 1687))))))) = 
   9 * (44 / (19 - 8) + 20)

   observe...
      19 - 8 = 11
      44 / 11 = 4
      4 + 20 = 24
      24 * 9 = 216

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 17 August 2007

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