BARS::Off-By-0.1 on Oakwood Bottoms Road in Illinois

This road sign was found in the Oakwood Bottoms Recreation Area located in Illinois' Shawnee Forest.

The road sign says...

   +-----------------------------------+
   |       Greentree Reservior         |
   | Interpretive Site       0.8 miles |
   | Big-Muddy Boat Launch   3.5 miles |
   | Turkey Bayou Campground 4.2 miles |
   +-----------------------------------+

   the numbers are:  0.8   3.5   4.2

   the off-by-.1 math is:  0.8 + 3.5 = 4.2 + 0.1

   use the decimal point as a delimiter...

   the numbers become:  0  3  4  8  5  2

   the math is:  0 + 2 - 3 + 4 + 5 = 8

   round the numbers to the nearest whole number...

   the numbers become:  1  4  4

   the math is:  1 x 4 = 4  ...or...  4^1 = 4

This road sign cannot be submitted to RoadSignMath.com because it contains floating-point numbers.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 30 June 2006

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