BARS::36 Miles From Liberal and Plains in Kansas

This road sign was found six miles north of Sublette on southbound US Hwy-83 in Kansas.

The road sign says...

   +-----------------+
   | Sublette      6 |
   | Plains       36 |
   | Liberal      36 |
   +-----------------+
   the numbers are:  6  36  36

   the math is:  6 * sqrt(36) = 36

   observe...
      sqrt(36) = 6
      6 * 6 = 36

   more math:  sqrt(6 * sqrt(36)) = sqrt(36)

   [solve for 'n]:  6 * sqrt(n) = n
Update::2009.09.18

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #9 of the fall 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  6  36  36

   rs42Eval:  6 + sqrt(36 * 36) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   off-by-one rsStateEval:  36 - 6 / sqrt(36) = 34+1
   * Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the Union.

   BARSfunc rs42Eval:  log(spf(36)) * (6 + 36) = 42
   * spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n
   * spf(36) = 2+2+3+3 = 10; log(10) = 1

   BARSfunc math:  6 / sqrt(36) = log(spf(36))

   off-by-one BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  36 / defactorial(6) + 36 = 49-1
   * RoadHacker was 49 years young when he found this road sign.
   * defactorial(6) = 3 because 3! = 6

   more math:  avg(6, sqrt(36)) = sqrt(36)


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 May 2007

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