BARS::Approaching Grand Junction on Rim Rock Drive in Colorado

This road sign was found on eastbound Rim Rock Drive located in the Colorado National Monument in Colorado.

The road sign says...

   +------------------------------------+
   | Rim Rock Drive Ranger Station    4 |
   | Grand Junction                   8 |
   | Glade Park Store                 5 |
   +------------------------------------+
   the numbers are:  4  8  5

   the math is:  ceil(8 / 5) = sqrt(4)

   observe...
      8 / 5 = 1.6
      ceil(1.6) = 2
      sqrt(4) = 2

   off-by-one math:  4 + 5 = 8+1 

   off-by-one math:  sqrt(4) + 5 = 8-1 

   off-by-one math:  sqrt(sqrt(4) * 8)) = 5-1 
Update::2010.04.02

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of The Week for week #11 of the spring 2010 semester.

   the numbers are:  4  8  5

   rsStateEval:  8 * 5 - sqrt(4) = 38
   rsStateEval:  5! / 4 + 8 = 38
   off-by-one rsStateEval:  4 * 8 + 5 = 38-1
   off-by-one rsStateEval:  4! + 5! / 8 = 38+1
   off-by-one rsStateEval:  4! + 8 + 5 = 38+1
   * Colorado was the 38th state admitted to the Union.

   rs42Eval:  sqrt(4) + 8 * 5 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  sqrt(4) * summation(5, 8) = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this road sign.
   * summation(5, 8) = 5+6+7+8 = 26

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  5^cuberoot(8) + 4! = 50-1
   * RoadHacker was 50 years young when he found this road sign.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 30 July 2007

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