BARS::9 Miles From Mule Creek on NM Hwy78 in New Mexico

This road sign is on eastbound NM Hwy-78 in New Mexico.

The road sign says...

   +------------------+
   | Mule Creek     9 |
   | Clifton, AZ   45 |
   | Safford, AZ   70 |
   +------------------+
   the numbers are:  9  45  70

   rsAgeEval math:  (45 / 9)! - 70 = 50

   observe...
      MathBabbler was 50 years young when he found this road sign.
      45 / 9 = 5
      5! = 120

   split_into_squares_sum(45) = { 36, 9 }
   split_into_squares_sum(70) = { 36, 25, 9 }

   the numbers become:  9  36  9  36  25  9

   the math is:  sqrt(36 / 9) + (36 / sqrt(9) - 9) = sqrt(25)

   observe...
      36 / 9 = 4
      sqrt(4) = 2
      sqrt(9) = 3
      36 / 3 = 12
      12 - 9 = 3
      2 + 3 = 5 = sqrt(25)

   more math: 
   (sqrt(25) - (sqrt(9)! / sqrt(9)! + sqrt(9)! / sqrt(36)))! = sqrt(36)

   observe...
      sqrt(36) = 6
      sqrt(9) = 3
      3! = 6

   more math:  (36 + 9 + 9) / 9 = sqrt(36)! / sqrt(25)!

   observe...
      36 + 9 + 9 = 54
      54 / 9 = 6
      sqrt(36) = 6
      6! = 720
      sqrt(25) = 5
      5! = 120
      720 / 120 = 6

   the original numbers were:  9  45  70

   sum_prime_factors(45) = 11
   split_into_squares_sum(70) = { 36, 25, 9 }

   the numbers become:  9  11  36  25  9

   the math is:  36 - 25 + 11 + 9 = 9

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 01 May 2008

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