### 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.

```   +------------------------------------+
| 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

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 