### BARS::South Macdonald in Mesa, Arizona

TempeHiker took a `50 minute`, `15.5 mile`, drive into Mesa to get some sign pictures. He came home with eight BARS. [side-bar] With gas at `\$3.00 per gallon`, TempeHiker's outing to Mesa cost approximately `\$1.50`.

TempeHiker arrived in Mesa just before 11:00am on 25 April 2006.

This street sign is located on MacDonald one block south of Main Street in Mesa.

```   +-------------------+
| <- 100 W     00 S |
| W.    1st    Ave. |
+-------------------+

the numbers are:  100  0  1

the math is:  1000 = 1
```

This street sign is located on MacDonald one block south of Main Street in Mesa.

```   +---------------------+
| 100 W ->      100 S |
| W.    1st      Ave. |
+---------------------+

the numbers are:  100  100  1

the math is:  100 x 1 = 100
```

These street signs were at W. 2nd Ave. and S. Macdonald in Mesa.

```   +-------------------------+
| S Macdonald    <- 200 S |
| W. 2nd Ave.    <- 100 W |
+-------------------------+

the numbers are:  200  2  100

the math is:  100 x 2 = 200
```

These street signs were at W. 3rd Ave. and S. Macdonald in Mesa.

```   +------------------------+
| Macdonald     <- 300 S |
| W. 3rd Ave.   100 W -> |
+------------------------+

the numbers are:  300  3  100

the math is:  100 x 3 = 300
```

TempeHiker's walk south down Macdonald ended at the Pueblo Market.

The next two signs were found along an alley behind the buildings located on the south-side of Main Street. TempeHiker was in the alley because of a huge shark mural.

This alley sign was taken while loitering in the alley.

```   +------------------+
|        No        |
|    Loitering     |
| City Code 5-11-6 |
+------------------+

the numbers are:  5  11  6

the math is:  5 - 11 = -6

with the exception of an equals symbol,
the sign "contains" the math
```

These alley signs has a "No Parking" sign attached to a "No Loitering" sign.

```   +--------------+
|  No Parking  |
| 30 - minutes |
|  permitted   |
+--------------+
+------------------+
|        No        |
|    Loitering     |
| City Code 5-11-6 |
+------------------+

the numbers are:  30  5  11  6

the math is:  sqrt(30 + 6) + 5 = 11
```

These road signs were found heading west on US Hwy-60 in Mesa.

```   the numbers are:  176  176  101  101  1/2  1/4  and 1 1/4

observations...
1/2 + 1/4 + 1 1/4 = 2
176/176 = 1   101/101 = 1

the math is:
176/176 + 101/101 = 1/2 + 1/4 + 1 1/4
```

These signs cannot be submitted to RoadSignMath.com because they contain fractions.

These road signs were discovered heading west on US Hwy-60 in Mesa.

```   HOV sign numbers:  2  3  6  7  9
other numbers:  175  176  176  50  1  101  101  3/4

observations...
1 - 3/4 = 1/4    [division by unit fraction has four
intermediate results:  divide by 4;
divide by 2; multiply by 2; and
multiply by 4]

176 - 101 = 75   [75 goes well with 175 and 50]
derivable square numbers:  100, 25, 16, 4

the math is:

sqrt((175 - (176 - 101)) / ((176 - 101) - 50))
((6 x 3) - (9 + 7))^2 = ----------------------------------------------
sqrt(1 - 3/4)

left-hand side:
(18 - 16)^2 = 2^2 = 4

right-hand side:
numerator:  sqrt(100 / 25) = sqrt(4) = 2
denominator:  sqrt(1/4) = 1/2

2
fraction:  --- = 4
1/2
```

These road signs cannot be submitted to RoadSignMath.com because they contain a fraction.

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 25 April 2006 