### BARS::Exits 175 and 176 on Westbound US Hwy-60 in Mesa, Arizona

These road signs were found on westbound US Hwy-60 in Mesa, Arizona.

The road signs say...

```   --------+ +---------------+ +-----------+ +-----------+
2+ | |      Exit 175 | | Exit 176A | | Exit 176B |
LY | | McClintock Dr | | 101 South | | 101 North |
mon-fir | |     1 Mile    | |  3/4 Mile | | Exit Only |
--------+ +---------------+ +-----------+ +-----------+

the numbers are:  2  175  1  176  101  3/4  176  101

the math is:  sqrt((175 - 101) - sqrt(101 - (176/176))) * (1 - 3/4) = 2

observe...
175 - 101 = 74
101 - 176/176 = 101 - 1 = 100
sqrt(100) = 10
74 - 10 = 64
sqrt(64) = 8
1 - 3/4 = 1/4
8 * 1/4 = 2

fooish math:  (176 - 176) x (2 + 1 + 175 + 3/4) + 101 = 101

more square roots:
sqrt(sqrt((175 - 101) - sqrt(101 - (176/176))) * sqrt((1 - 3/4))) = 2
```

The left-side of this picture contains a partial HOV sign. This missing part of the HOV sign contains the numbers 6, 9, 3 and 7. The missing part looks something like the following.

```   +------------+
| 6am to 9am |
| 3pm to 7pm |
+------------+
```

`[Exercise]` Find math using the two 2's from above along with the four additional numbers found in the missing part of the HOV sign.

```   the numbers are:  2  2  6  9  3  7

the math is: ???
```
##### Fooish Math?

I am still in the process of defining "fooish math." When finding math in BARS (Basic Arithmetic Road Signs), avoid the following.

```   multiply by zero
divide a number by itself
raise 1 to a power
use 0 as an exponent
```

The following are okay.

```   0! = 1  to turn a zero into a one
log(10) = 1  to turn a ten into a one
```

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 27 January 2007 