BARS::Rotary Highway Sign in Augusta, Maine

This rotary highway sign is in Augusta, Maine.

The rotary highway sign says...

   +------------------------------+
   | North    East         To     |
   | US-201   US-202      ME-3    |
   | ME-100   ME-9     North I-95 |
   | Waterville - Belfast         |
   +------------------------------+
   the numbers are:  201  202  3  100  9  95

   the math is:  202 - 201 + 100 - 95 + 3 = 9

   observe...
      202 - 201 = 1
      1 + 100 = 101
      101 - 95 = 6
      6 + 3 = 9

   [solve for 'n]  202 - 201 + n - 95 + 3 = 9
Update::2009.02.26

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #7 of the spring 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  201  202  3  100  9  95

   more math:  (100 - 95)! / sqrt(202 + 201 - 3) = sqrt(9)!

   rsPhiEval:  (202 - 201 + sqrt(100 - 95)) / (3! / sqrt(9)) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

   rs42Eval:  202 - 201 + 100 - 95 + sqrt(9)! * 3! = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rs42Eval:  log(sqrt(201 - 202 / log(100))) + 95 - 9 * 3! = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  9 * (100 - 95) + (3!)^(202 - 201) = 51
   * MathBabbler was 51 years young when he found this rsAgeEval.

   more math:  202 % 201 + 100 - 95 - 3 = sqrt(9)

   rsPiString:  
      string_to_number("(9 - 3!).sqrt(100 + 95 + (202 - 201))") = 3.14
   * 3.14 rounded is Pi rounded to nearest hundredth

   [solve for 'n']  log(sqrt(201 - 202 / log(100))) + 95 - 9 * n = 42

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 12 August 2007

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