BARS::I-55 and IL Hwy-53 in Bolingbrook, Illinois

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 = 2

The 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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