BARS::Post Office Parking Sign in Alliance, Nebraska

This parking sign was found in front of the Post Office in Alliance, Nebraska.

The parking sign says...

   +----------------+
   | 12 Min Parking |
   |    8am - 6pm   |
   |    Mon - Fri   |
   |    8am - 9pm   |
   |    Sat - Hol   |
   +----------------+
   the numbers are:  12  8  6  8  9

   the math is:  6^sqrt(sqrt(8 + 8)) / sqrt(9) = 12

   observe...
      8 + 8 = 16
      sqrt(16) = 4
      sqrt(4) = 2
      6^2 = 36
      sqrt(9) = 3
      36 / 3 = 12
   
   more math:  (12 - 9)! - 6 + 8 = 8

   observe...
      12 - 9 = 3
      3! = 3 * 2 * 1 = 6
      6 - 6 = 0
      0 + 8 = 8

   more math:  sqrt(8 / sqrt(12 - 8)) * sqrt(9) = 6

   observe...
      12 - 8 = 4
      sqrt(4) = 2
      8 / 2 = 4
      sqrt(4) = 2
      sqrt(9) = 3
      2 * 3 = 6

   more math:  8^reciprocal(12 - 9) + 6 = 8

   observe...
      12 - 9 = 3
      reciprocal(3) = 1/3
      8^(1/3) = cuberoot(8) = 2
Update::2009.04.03

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #11 of the spring 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  12  8  6  8  9

   rsAgeEval:  8 * 6 + 12 - 9! / 8! = 51
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation

   rs42Eval:  summation(9, 12) * (6 / cuberoot(8) - cuberoot(8)) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"
   * observe... summation(9, 12) = 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 = 42

   more math:  8 - 6 = log(12 * 9 - 8)

   more math:  avg(6, sqrt(12 * 9 - 8)) = 8

   more math:  8 / (12 / sqrt(9)) + 6 = 8

   more math:  sqrt(12 / (9 / (6 / cuberoot(8)))) = cuberoot(8)

   number system math:  ((12 * 8 - 6) / 9)8 = 8

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 05 June 2007

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