### 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).

```   +--------------------+
| 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 )

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 