BARS::4 Miles to Kalaheo on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii

This road sign is on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.

The road sign says...

   +--------------------+
   | Kalaheo       4 mi |
   |               6 km |
   | Lihue        16 mi |
   |              26 km |
   |--------------------|
   | McBryde Mill  2 mi |
   |               3 km |
   +--------------------+
   the numbers are:  4  6  16  26  2  3

   the math is:  (4 * 6) / 3 + 2 + 16 = 26
Update::2009.08.27

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #2 of the fall 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  4  6  16  26  2  3

   the math is:  (6 + 4) / (26 - 16) + 2 = 3

   more math:  16 / (26 - (6 * 4)) = 2^3

   rs42Eval:  16 + 26 + (6 / 3) - (4 / 2) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsStateEval:  16 + 26 + (4 + 6) / 2 + 3 = 50
   * Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the Union.

   rsAgeEval:  16 + 26 + 4 + 6 + 2 - 3 = 51
   * RoadHacker was 51 years young when he found this roadsign.

   rsAgeEval:  16 + 26 + (2 + 3) * (6 - 4) = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   rsPiEval:  (26 - 4) / (16 - 6 - 3! / 2!) ~= Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   rsPiEval:  ((26 - 4) * 2) / (sqrt(sqrt(16)) + 6 + 3!) ~= Pi
   * 44/14 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   rsPhiEval:  ((6 / 3!) + sqrt((26 - 16) / 2)) / sqrt(4) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

   rsPhiEval:  ((3 - 2) + sqrt(6 - log(26 - 16))) / sqrt(4) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 05 August 2008

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