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

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