BARS::Off-By-One Signs on the Turquoise Trail in New Mexico

RoadHacker drove NM Hwy-14 (the Turquoise Trail) on Pi Day 2007 (i.e. 3/14). He found two road signs, but only off-by-one math has been found in both road signs. Math was found when the road signs were combined.

This road sign was found on southbound NM Hwy-14 on Pi Day 2007 in New Mexico.

The road sign says...

   +------------------+
   | San Antonio    1 |
   | Cedar Crest    5 |
   | Tuieras        7 |
   +------------------+

   the numbers are:  1  5  7

   the off-by-one math is:  7 - 5 = 1 + 1

This road sign was found on northbound NM Hwy-14 on Pi Day 2007 in New Mexico.

The road sign says...

   +-----------------+
   | Golden       12 |
   | Madrid       23 |
   | Cerrillos    26 |
   | Santa Fe     46 |
   +-----------------+
   | Turquoise Trail |
   +-----------------+

   the numbers are:  12  23  26  46

   the off-by-one Pi math:  23 / (46 - 26 - 12) = (23 - 1)/(8 - 1) = Pi

   observe...
      22/7 approximates Pi (3.14)

Math was found if the two Turquoise Trail roads signs are combined.

      NM Hwy-14 South        NM Hwy-14 North
   +------------------+    +-----------------+
   | San Antonio    1 |    | Golden       12 |
   | Cedar Crest    5 |    | Madrid       23 |
   | Tuieras        7 |    | Cerrillos    26 |
   +------------------+    | Santa Fe     46 |
                           +-----------------+

   the numbers are:  1  5  7  12  23  26  46

   the math is:  23 + 26 - 46 + 7 + sqrt(5 - 1) = 12

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 16 March 2007

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