BARS::27 Miles to Hugoton in Hooker, Oklahoma

This road sign is in Hooker, Oklahoma.

The road sign says...

   +-------------+
   | Hough    20 |
   | Hugoton  27 |
   | Elkhart  45 |
   +-------------+
   the numbers are:  20  27  45

   the math is:  no math found

Use string_to_nbr(s) to convert strings into numbers.

   $ sms hough hugoton elkhart
   hough: 4466688444 (sums to 54) 
   hugoton: 44884666866666 (sums to 84)
   elkhart: 33555554427778 (sums to 70)
   the numbers are:  20  27  45  54  70  84
   
   the math is:  70 + 20 - 84 = (27 / (54 - 45))!

   observe...
      70 + 20 - 84 = 6
      54 - 45 = 9
      27 / 9 = 3
      3! = 3 * 2 * 1 = 6
Update::2009.09.23

RoadHacker found road sign during mid-May of 2007. MathBabbler created this BARS on 8 July 2008, but never posted it. MathBabbler re-examined the road sign on 23 September 2009 and the following equations were found.

   the numbers are:  20  27  45

   rsAgeEval:  45 + 27 - 20 = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   rsAgeEval:  45 + 27 % 20 = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   rsStateEval:  avg(45, 20+27) = 46
   * Oklahoma was the 46th state admitted to the Union.

   BARSfunc math:  20 + 27 + spf(sumdigits(45)) = 49
   * RoadHacker was 49 when he found his road sign.
   * spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n
     spf(45) = 3+3+5 = 11
   * sumdigits(n) sums the digits of n, but only if n is prime
     11 is prime; sumdigits(11) = 2

   BARSfunc rs42Eval:  45 - 27 / spf(20) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"
   * spf(20) = 2+2+5 = 9

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 08 July 2008 (posted 23 September 2009)

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