These highway signs were found on IL Hwy-53 approaching I-55 in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

The highway signs say...

+-------+ +----------+ | South | | North | | I-55 | | Illinois | | Left | | 53 | | Lane | | 2 Right | +-------+ | Lanes | +----------+the numbers are: 55 53 2 the math is: 55 - 53 = 2 [solve for 'n'] 55 - n = 2The following road sign evaluation was added on 28 November 2008 as a result of this BARS being used as one of the BARS of the Week for week 15 of the fall 2008 semester.

rsAgeEval: 53 * 2 - 55 = 51 * MathBabbler was 51 when inserted this rsAgeEval. more math: 55 % 53 = 2 observe... % is the modulo (or remainder) operator n % m equals the remainder obtained when n is divided-by m 55 / 53 = 1 remainder 2## Update::2009.04.22

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #14 of the spring 2009 semester.

the numbers are: 55 53 2 no new equations have been found spf(55) = 5 + 11 = 16## Update::2011.08.06

MathBabbler, at the age of 54, visited his parents prior to the start of the Fall 2011 semester.

the numbers are: 55 53 2 rsAgeEval: (55 + 53) / 2 = 54 * MathBabbler was 54 years youngs when he found this equation.

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

**Created:** 25 June 2007

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