BARS::6 Miles From Dee, Oregon

This road sign was found in Oregon during the summer of 2006.

The road sign says...

   +----------------------+
   | <-- Dee            6 |
   |     Lost Lake     21 |
   | To Route 35      --> |
   | Hood River     17    |
   +----------------------+

MathBabbler was not able to find any math in this road sign, but he played with it again after the spf(n) function was created (late-Nov. 2007). [spf(n) outputs the sum of the prime factors of 'n']

   the numbers are:  6  21  35   17

   the math is:  spf(21) + spf(35) - spf(6) = 17

   observe...
      spf(21) = 10    [prime factors for 21:  3  7]
      spf(6) = 5      [prime factors for  6:  2  3] 
      17 = spf(17)    [17 is a prime number]

   [evaluate]  spf(35) = _____

   [exercise]  prime factors for 35 are __________
Update::2010.02.04

This BARS was selected to be one of the BARS of the Week for week #4 of the spring 2010 semester.

   the numbers are:  6  21  35   17

   more math:  21 % (35 - 17)! = 6

   rsStateEval:  35 - 6 + (21 - 17) = 33
   * Oregon was the 33rd state admitted to the Union.

   rsStateEval:  35 - 17 % cuberoot(6 + 21) = 33
   * Oregon was the 33rd state admitted to the Union.

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  35 + 21 - 17 % 6 = 50+1
   * RoadHacker was 50 years young when he found this road sign.

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  35 + 17 - 21 % 6 = 49+1
   * RoadHacker was 50 years young when he found this road sign.

   off-by-one rsAgeEval:  35 + 21 - 17 % 6 = 52-1
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   off-by-one rs42Eval:  35 + 6 + sqrt(21 - 17) = 42+1
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   off-by-one rs42Eval:  21 + 17 + 35 % 6 = 42+1
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 02 February 2008

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