### BARS::64th St Exit Closed in Scottsdale, Arizona

This road sign is on the north/east Loop 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The road sign says...

```   +--------------------+
| 64th St     CLOSED |
| 56th St      1 1/2 |
| Tatum Blvd   2 1/2 |
+--------------------+
```
```   the numbers are:  64  56  1 1/2  2 1/2

the math is:  cuberoot(64 - 56) = sqrt(2 1/2 + 1 1/2)

rs42Eval:  floor(64 * 1 1/2 - 56 + 2 1/2) = 42
* 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

rsStateEval:  56 - cuberoot(64) - 2 1/2 - 1 1/2 = 48
* Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

rsAgeEval:  56 - cuberoot(64) / (2 1/2 + 1 1/2) = 55
* RoadHacker was 55 years young when he found this road sign.

rsAgeEval:  56 - sqrt(cuberoot(64)) + (2 1/2 - 1 1/2) = 55
* MathBabbler was 55 years young when he found this road sign.

off-by-one rsStateEval:  (56 / sqrt(64))^sqrt(2 1/2 + 1 1/2) = 48+1
* Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

more math:  64 - 56 = ceil(1 1/2)^ceil(2 1/2)
* ceil(n) rounds n up to nearest whole number
* ceil(1 1/2) = 2; ceil(2 1/2) = 3
```

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 November 2012

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