BARS::16 Miles From Rio Communities in New Mexico

This road sign is on northbound NM Hwy-304 in New Mexico.

The road sign says...

   +----------------------+
   | Veguita            6 |
   | Rio Communities   16 |
   | Hwy-47  NM 47     17 |
   +----------------------+
   the numbers are:  6  16  47  47  17

   the math is:  17^(47 - 47) = log(16 - 6)

   rsPiEval:  (6 + 16) / sqrt(47 + sqrt(cuberoot(47 + 17))) = Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   rs42Eval:  47 - 6 + sqrt(16) / cuberoot(17 + 47) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  47 + 6 - sqrt(16) / cuberoot(17 + 47) = 52
   * RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this road sign

   rsStateEval:  47 + 6 - sqrt(sqrt(16)) - cuberoot(17 + 47) = 47
   * New Mexico was the 47th state admitted to the Union

   more math:  47 % (47 % 17) - 6 = sqrt(sqrt(16))
   * % is the modulo (or remainder) operator
   * a % b equals the remainder when a ÷ b
   * 47 % 17 = 13; 47 % 13 = 8

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 05 July 2009

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