### BARS::Approaching 14 Ave. and Bay 8 St. via Belt Parkway

This road sign was taken in New York City by Fela.

The sign says...

```   +----------+
|  Exit 4  |
|  14 Ave  |
| Bay 8 St |
| 1/4 Mile |
+----------+
```
```   the numbers are:  4  8  14  1/4

the math is:  8 * sqrt(1/4) = sqrt(sqrt(4) + 14)

observe...
left-side:
sqrt(1/4) = 1/2
8 * 1/2 = 4
right-side:
sqrt(4) = 2
14 + 2 = 16
sqrt(16) = 4
```

This road sign could not be submitted to RoadSignMath.com because it contains fractions; however, fractions are allowed in a BARS (Basic Arithmetic Road Sign).

MathBabbler says "Thank You" to Fela for the picture.

##### Update::2009.02.20

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #6 of the spring 2009 semester.

```   the numbers are:  4  8  14  (1/4)

the math is:  sqrt(8 * (1/4) + 14) = 4

rs42Eval:  4! + 14 + 8 * sqrt(1/4) = 42
* 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

more math:  14 - 8 - sqrt(4) = reciprocal(1/4)

rsPiString:  string_to_number("sqrt(8 + 1/4 * 4).14") = 3.14
* 3.14 is Pi (3.14159265...) rounded to nearest hundredth

[solve for 'n']  sqrt(8 * (1/4) + n) = 4
```

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 08 May 2006 