BARS::Four Miles From Otter Creek in Bar Harbor, Maine

This road sign is in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The road sign says...

   +-------------------+
   | Otter Creek     4 |
   | Seal Harbor     7 |
   | Northeast Hbr  11 |
   +-------------------+
   the numbers are:  4  7  11

   the math is:  4 + 7 = 11

   rsPiEval:  11 * sqrt(4) / 7 = Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   observe...  Pi = 3.14159265  and  22/7 = 3.14285714

   [solve for 'n']  n + 7 = 11

   [solve for 'n']  n * sqrt(4) / 7 = 3.14
Update::2009.01.30

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week three of the spring 2009 semester. The road sign used this BARS was found when RoadHacker was 50 years young, but he found a rsAgeEval while at the age of 51. In addition, the rs42Eval was added to the BARS system after this BARS was posted. Number system math was added because MathBabbler did a CSC100 course during the spring 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  4  7  11

   rs42Eval:  4! + 7 + 11 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  4 * 11 + 7 = 51
   * MathBabbler was 51 years young when he inserted this rsAgeEval.

   number system math:  7 - 4 = 112

   [solve for 'n']  n * 11 + 7 = 51

   [solve for '4!']  4! + 7 + 11 = 42
Update::2009.09.04

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #3 of the fall 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  4  7  11

   the math is:  11 % 7 = 4

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  summation(4, 11) - 7 = 52 + 1
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   off-by-one rsStateEval:  4 + 7 + 11 = 23 - 1
   * Maine was the 23rd state admitted to the Union.

   more math:  floor(avg(4, 11)) = 7

   more math:  ceil(avg(sqrt(4), 11)) = 7

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

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