This trail sign was found at Wahkeena Falls in Oregon.

The trail sign says...

+----------------------------+ | WAHKEENA FALLS TRAIL | | Wahkeena Falls .2 MI -> | | Perdition Trail .5 MI -> | | Larch Mt. Trail 3.0 MI -> | | <- .5 MI Multnomah Falls | +----------------------------+the numbers are: .2 .5 3.0 .5 the math is: .5 / .2 + .5 = 3.0 [solve for 'n'] .5 / n + .5 = 3.0 [solve for 'x'] x / .2 + x = 3.0Just for play, let's multiple each number by 10 and find some math.

0.2 * 10 = 2 ... 0.5 * 10 = 5 ... 3.0 * 10 = 30 ... 0.5 * 10 = 5 the numbers become: 2 5 30 5 the math is: (5 - 2)! * 5 = 30 observe: 5 - 2 = 3 3! = 3 * 2 * 1 = 6 6 * 5 = 30 more math: 30 - 5^2 = 5 observe: 5^2 is 5 raised to the 2nd power... 5 * 5 = 25 and 30 - 25 = 5

**Creator:** Gerald Thurman
[gthurman@gmail.com]

**Created:** 12 September 2006

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