BARS::Canal Park Clearance Sign in Tempe, Arizona

This clearance sign was found in Canal Park in north Tempe, Arizona.

The clearance sign says...

   +------------------------+
   | Clearance      14' 3'' |
   | Next Clear     13' 6'' |
   +------------------------+

   the numbers are:  14  3  13  6

   the math is:  avg((3! + 6), 14) = 13

   observe...
      3! = factorial(3) = 3 x 2 x 1 = 6

   off-by-one:  sqrt(13 x 3 - 14) + 1 = 6
Exercises
  1. The first clearance is _______ inches (lower or higher) than the second clearance.

  2. 13 feet and 6 inches equals _________ total inches.

  3. The first clearance is 14.______ feet.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 09 June 2006

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