MathBabbler started using the following motto during the Spring 2008 semester.

Every road sign is a BARS.BARS stands for

BasicArithmeticRoadSign.## rsEvals

rsPiEval: expression evaluates to an approximation of Pi (3.14) or Pi radians rsPhiEval: expression evaluates to Phi [(1+sqrt(5))/2] rsHwyEval: expression evaluates to the highway number on which the road sign was discovered rsAgeEval: expression evaluates to the age RoadHacker was when he discovered the road sign or it evaluates to the age MathBabbler was when he found the equation rs42Eval: expression evaluates to the answer to the "ultimate question of life, the universe and everything" ["42 will do" (Douglas Adams)] rsTweetLenEval: expression evaluates to 140; the maximum length of a Twitter posting (i.e. tweet) rsStateEval: expression evaluates to the state "number" in which the sign was found (e.g. AZ is state 48) [added 03 May 2009] rsDupEval: expression evaluates to one number from the sign that has been duplicated rsFacebookStatusLenEval: expression evaluates to 420; the maximum length of a Facebook status update rsRomanNumeralDigitEval: expression evaluates to a Roman numeral digit that is found in the road sign (e.g. I-40) rsCardinalityEval: expression evaluates to the number of numbers in the road sign rs37Eval: expression evaluates to the number 37Other road sign labels.

primeRS: all numbers in the road sign are prime numbers compositeRS: all numbers in the road sign are composite numbers [added 29 December 2013]## BARS Functions

composite numbers: sum_prime_factors(n) alias spf(n) sum_proper_divisors(n) alias spd(n) split_into_squares_sum(n) sum_proper_divisors(n) prime numbers: sum_digits(n) multiply_digits(n) alias mult_digits(n) reverse_digits(n) all numbers: is_prime(n) nearest_square_numbers(n) avg(a, b [,...]) divisor is free summation(a, b) alias summation([a, b]) summation([a, b]) summation([a, b)) summation((a, b]) summation((a, b)) gcf(a, b [,...]) lcm(a, b [,...]) number systems (base-10 is default): baseA_to_baseB(n) e.g. base10_to_base2(n) built-in math functions (all numbers): sqrt(n) cuberoot(n) [Google uses cube root(n)] nthroot(n) [where n=4,5,6,... e.g. 4throot(n), 5throot(n)] log(n) [defaults to base-10] ln(n) [defaults to base-e] ceil(n) floor(n) factorial(n) defactorial(n) strings: string_to_nbr(s)GDT::BAB::BARS::Home Page

**Creator:** Gerald Thurman
[gthurman@gmail.com]

**Created:** 30 April 2008 (posted 17 May 2008)

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