BARS::Week 12 Was a Sick Week

This customized road sign was made during week 12 of the Spring 2008 semester. MathBabbler missed the entire week due to illness (strep throat and upper respiratory infection).

The customized road sign says...

   +--------------------+
   | Week 12: Sick Man  |
   |  April 5-10, 2008  |
   | Classes Missed: 12 |
   | Hours Loss:     15 |
   +--------------------+

The number 2008 was problematic, so MathBabbler used the NearestSqNbrs(n) function, which was written during March of 2008 in the CSC100 class, to find the nearest square number to 2008.

   the numbers are:  12  5  10  2008  12  15

   NearestSqNbrs(2008) = -72...17 (1936...2025 [45])

   sqrt(2008 + 5 + 12) = 45

   the numbers become:  12  10  45  15

   off-by-one math:  12 - 10 = (45 / 15) - 1

   off-by-one Pi math:  (12 + 10) / ((45 / 15)! + 1)

   off-by-one log math:  sqrt(12 / (45 / 15)) = log(10) + 1

   base-2 math:  sqrt(12 / (45 / 15)) = 102

   base-2 math:  12 = (45 / 15)! * 102

   fooish math:  (45 - 15) / 10 = sum_digits(12)

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 13 April 2008

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