### 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 