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 |
   | loading and  |
   |  unloading   |
   |  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

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