BARS::Road Sign in Maine Seen While Watching "Northwoods Law"

This road sign was seen while watching Northwoods Law on TV. The road sign is in Maine. {map}

The road sign says...

   +--------------------------+
   | <- 5 Freedom             |
   |    Friendship      39 -> |
   |    Hope            20 -> |
   |    Jefferson       24 -> |
   |    Liberty          7 -> |
   |    Union           24 -> |
   +--------------------------+
   the numbers are:  5  39  20  24  7  24

   the math is:  (39 - 24) = (20 - (24 - 7)) * 5

   more math:  5! / 20 = (24 / ((39 - 24) - 7))!

   rsPhiEval:  ((39 % 7)! / 24) + sqrt(5)) / sqrt(24-20) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

   ... note: Maine (ME) was the 23rd state admitted to the Union
   ... there are more equations and rsEvals to be found ...

    rsStateEval: find an expression that evaluates to 23 
       rs37Eval: find an expression that evaluates to 37
       rs42Eval: find an expression that evaluates to 42
      rsAgeEval: find an expression that evaluates to 56 (MathBabbler's age)
       rsPiEval: find an expression that evaluates to 22/7 (or equivalent)
      rsHwyEval: not possible until I find out what 
                 highway this road sign is located

   [update::2013.10.27 (the day after this BARS was created)]

   rsPiEval:  (20 + (5 - sqrt(24 - (39 - 24)))) / 7 ~= Pi (3.14)
   * 22/7 approximates Pi rounded to nearest hundredth (3.14)
   * 3.1415926535897932384626

   rsStateEval:  24 - (39 - 24) / (5 * 7 - 20) = 23
   * Maine was the 23rd state admitted to the Union.

   rs37Eval:  39 - ((24 - 20)! / 24 * (7 - 5)) = 37
   * Why rs37Eval? 37 Heaven @ http://thirty-seven.org

   rs42Eval:  7 - (24 - (24 - 20)) / 5 + 39 = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  39 + (24 - 7) * (5 + 20 - 24) = 56
   * MathBabbler was 56 years young when he saw this road sign.

MathBabbler was curious about where this road sign was in Maine.


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Creator: Gerald Thurman (MathBabbler) [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 26 October 2013

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