BARS::57 Miles From Winston, New Mexico

This road sign is on southbound NM Hwy-52 in New Mexico.

The road sign says...

   +----------------+
   | NM-163      19 |
   | Winston     57 |
   +----------------+
   the numbers are:  163  19  57

   BARS functions reverse_digits(n), sum_digits(n), mult_digits(n)
   can be used if 'n' is a prime number.

   BARS function spf(n) can be used if 'n' is a composite number.

   observe...
      163 is prime; reverse_digits(163) = 361; sqrt(361) = 19
                    sum_digits(163) = 10; mult_digits(163) = 18
      19 is prime; reverse_digits(19) = 91; spf(91) = 20
                   sum_digits(19) = 10; mult_digits(19) = 9
      163 % 19 = 11; 163 % 57 = 49; spf(57) = 22

   BARS functions were created to help make every road sign a BARS.

   rsAgeEval and rsHwyEval:  163 % 57 + sqrt(mult_digits(19)) = 52
   * RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this road sign.
   * This road sign was found on NM Hwy-52.

   rs42Eval:  
      sqrt(reverse_digits(163)) + spf(57) + log(sum_digits(19)) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsStateEval: 
      sqrt(reverse_digits(163)) + sqrt(mult_digits(19))! + spf(57) = 47
   * New Mexico was the 47th state admitted to the Union.

   rsPiEval:  spf(57) / (sum_digits(163) - sqrt(mult_digits(19))) ~= Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   observe...
      The two square numbers nearest to 163 are 144 and 169.
      163 - 19 = 144 ... 163 + (57 / 19)! = 169

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 29 August 2009

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