BARS::Nearing City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico

This road sign is on westbound US Hwy-180 in New Mexico.

The road sign says...

      +---------------+
      | City of Rocks |
      | State Park -> |
      +---------------+
   +-------------------------+
   | Gila National Forest 39 |
   | Lake Robers          51 |
   | Gila Cliff Dwelling  74 |
   +-------------------------+
   the numbers are:  39  51  74

   Note:  RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this sign.
          The only equations contained in this BARS when it was 
          posted were rsAgeEvals and the equations used the BARS 
          functions:  floor(n), ceil(n), spf(n).

   BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  51 + floor(74 / 39) = 52
   * 74 / 39 = 1.897435897435897435...
   * floor(1.897435) = 1

   BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  51 + ceil(39 / 74) = 52
   * 39 / 74 = 0.52702702702...
   * ceil(0.52702) = 1

   observe...
      spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n
      spf(39) = 3 + 13 = 16
      spf(51)= 3 + 17 = 20
      spf(74) = 2 + 37 = 39

   BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  51 + spf(74) / 39 = 52
                        51 +    39   / 39 = 52
                        51 +         1    = 52

   BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  74 - sqf(51) - sqrt(sqrt(spf(39)) = 52
                        74 -    20   - sqrt(sqrt(  16   ) = 52
                        74 -    20   - sqrt(      4     ) = 52
                        74 -    20   -           2        = 52

RoadHacker::Pictures::City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 24 July 2009

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