### 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 