BARS::Approaching Loop 101 on Loop 202 West in Mesa, Arizona

These road signs are on westbound Loop 202 in Mesa, Arizona.

The road signs say...

                      +--------+
                      | Exit 9 |
   +-----------+-----------+-----------+
   | 202 West  | 101 South | 101 North |
   +-----------+-----------+-----------+
   the numbers are:  202  101  101  9

   the math is:  (202 + 101) / 101 = sqrt(9)

   observe...
      202 + 101 = 303
      303 / 101 = 3
      sqrt(9) = 3

   [exercise] Solve for 'n' ...   (n + 101) / 101 = sqrt(9)
Story Behind These Road Signs

GDT encountered a massive backup on the northbound Loop 101 at 6:00am on Wednesday, 10 October 2007. He entered the Loop 101 at Guadalupe Road in Tempe, but a 'Boston driving moment' happened and he wasn't able to merge. He exited the Loop 101 onto eastbound US Hwy-60 (Superstition Freeway) and exited at Alma School Road in Mesa. He drove Alma School north through Mesa and returned to the Loop 101 via westbound Loop 202. GDT took a picture of the Loop 202 road signs while driving home from SCC on Friday, 12 October 2007.

After getting pictures of Exit 9 on westbound 202, GDT was not able to exit onto southbound Loop 101; therefore, he continued west on the 202 into Tempe and exited at Scottsdale/Hayden Road. He immediately go onto the eastbound 202 and took it to the southbound Loop 101 exit. Upon approaching the exit he saw road signs similar to the road signs used in this BAB.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 October 2007

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