BARS::41 Miles From Oakley, Kansas

This road sign is on southbound US Hwy-83 in Kansas.

The road sign says...

   +--------------+
   | Selden     2 |
   | US-24     23 |
   | Oakley    41 |
   +--------------+
   the numbers are:  2  24  23  41

   the math is:  (sqrt(23 + 41) / 2)! = 24

   more math:  24 - 23 = 41 % 2

   rs42Eval:  23 + 41 % 24 + 2 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  41 - (24 / 2) + 23 = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   rsAgeEval:  24 * 2 + cuberoot(23 + 41) = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   rsHwyEval:  41 * 2 + 24 - 23 = 83
   * This road sign was found on US Hwy-83

   BARSfunc math:  (41 - 23) / 2 = spf(24)
   * spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n
   * spf(24) = 2+2+2+3 = 9

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  sqrt(41 - 2 - 23)! + 24 = 49-1
   * RoadHacker was 49 years young when he found this road sign.

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  24! / 23! / 2 + 41 = 52+1
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   off-by-one primeRS:  24-1, 23, 41, 2 are all prime numbers

Note: Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the Union.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 21 May 2010

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