BARS::Pi Sign 44 Miles From Scottsbuff, Nebraska

This road sign is on prime numbered NE Hwy-71 forty-four miles south of Scottsbluff, Nebraska (state #37).

The road sign says...

   +-----------------+
   | Harrisburg   27 |
   | Gering       41 |
   | Scottsbluff  44 |
   +-----------------+
   the numbers are:  27  41  44

   the math is:  44 / (41 - 27) ~= Pi (3.14)

   observe...
      41 - 27 = 14
      44 / 14 = 3.14285714
      Pi = 3.14159265
      44 / 14 equals Pi rounded to the nearest hundreth (3.14)

   [solve for 'n']  44 / (41 - n) = Pi
Update::2010.03.05

This BARS was updated for week eight of the Spring 2010 semester.

   the numbers are:  27  41  44

   the math is:  44 - cuberoot(27) = 41

   rs42Eval:  44 - 41 % cuberoot(27) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  41 % cuberoot(27)! + 44 = 49
   * RoadHacker was 49 years young when he found this road sign.

   BARSfunc math:  sqrt(spf(27)) + 41 = 44
   * spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n
   * spf(27) = 3+3+3 = 9

   BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  spf(44) / cuberoot(27) + 44 = 49
   * RoadHacker was 49 years young when he found this road sign.
   * spf(44) = 2+2+11 = 15

   BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  cuberoot(27) + sum_digits(41) + 44 = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.
   * sum_digits(n) = sum the digits of n; domain: n must be prime 
   * sum_digits(41) = 4+1 = 5  [note: 41 is prime]

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 May 2007

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