### 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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