BARS::24 Miles From Wagon Mound, New Mexico

This road sign, which was take from from an Amtrak train, is on southbound I-25 in New Mexico.

The blurry road sign says...

   +--------------------+
   | Wagon Mound     24 |
   | Las Vegas       65 |
   | Santa Fe       129 |
   +--------------------+
   the numbers are:  24  65  129

   the math is:  cuberoot(129 - 65)! = 24
   * 129 - 65 = 64; cuberoot(64) = 4; 4! = 24

   more math:  cuberoot(129 % 65)! = 24
   * 129 % 65 = 129 mod 65 = 64

   spf(24) = 2+2+2+3 = 9; spf(65) = 5+13 = 18; spf(129) = 3+43 = 46
   * spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n

   BARSfunc rsStateEval:  (spf(65) % spf(24))! + 46 = 47
   * New Mexico was the 47th state admitted to the Union.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 June 2010 (posted 20 July 2010)

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