BARS::Coca-Cola Dr. in Baltimore, Maryland

These road signs from Baltimore, Maryland, were taken by "Disney Dan."

The road signs say...

   +------------------+ +--------------+
   |          Exit  7 | |      Exit  8 |
   | MARC Dorsey Sta. | | Coca-Cola Dr |
   |     1/2 mile     | ----------------
   -------------------- |   Exit Only  |
   |     No Trucks    | +--------------+
   |   over 5T GVW    | 
   +------------------+
   the numbers are:  7  (1/2)  5  8

   the math is:  7 - 5 = sqrt(8 * (1/2))

   more math:  8 - 7 = log(5 / (1/2))

   more math:  summation(cuberoot(8), 5) * (1/2) = 7
   * cuberoot(8) = 2; summation(2, 5) = 2+3+4+5 = 14

   rsPhiEval:  ((8 - 7) + sqrt(5)) * (1/2) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

   rsStateEval:  7 * (5 - 8 * (1/2)) = 7
   * Maryland was the 7th state admitted to the Union.

   rs42Eval:  ((8 - 5) * 7) / (1/2) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  5! * (1/2) - 8! / 7! = 53-1
   * MathBabbler was 53 years young when he found this equation.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 09 April 2011

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