### BARS::27 Miles to Hugoton in Hooker, Oklahoma

This road sign is in Hooker, Oklahoma.

```   +-------------+
| 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.

* Oklahoma was the 46th state admitted to the Union.

BARSfunc math:  20 + 27 + spf(sumdigits(45)) = 49
* 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)