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)) = 10_{2}base-2 math: 12 = (45 / 15)! * 10_{2}fooish math: (45 - 15) / 10 = sum_digits(12)

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

**Created:** 13 April 2008

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