BARS::Street Signs on a Card in Tempe, Arizona

These street signs were seen on a card found in a Fry's grocery store in Tempe, Arziona.

The street signs say...

   +-----------------------+
   | No Parking 6pm to 2am |
   +-----------------------+
   +----------------+ +-----------------+
   | 2 Hour Parking | |   NO PARKING    |
   |   8am - 6pm    | | Freight Zone    |
   +----------------+ | 30 Minute Limit |
                      | Enforced 24 Hrs |
                      | By Permit Only  |
                      +-----------------+
   +------------+
   | No Parking |
   |  Saturday  |
   |  2am - 7am |
   |   Sunday   |
   |  2am - 7am |
   +------------+
   the numbers are:  6  2  2  8  6  30  24  2  7  2  7

   A = sqrt(7 * 7) = 7 
   B = sqrt(30 * 2 + 2 + 2) = 8
   C = sqrt(24 + 6 / 6) = 5 
   D = sqrt(8 * 2) = 4

   the math is:  A - C = B / D
                 7 - 5 = 8 / 4

   rsPhiEval:  ((B - A) + sqrt(C)) / sqrt(D) = Phi
               ((8 - 7) + sqrt(5)) / sqrt(4) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

   rsPiEval:  ((C * D) + cuberoot(B)) / A = Pi
              ((5 * 4) + cuberoot(8)) / 7 = Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   more math:  log(30-24+6+6-8) + sqrt((2*2*2*2)-7)! = 7

   A = (8!/(7!/6!)!)!/(7!/6!)! = 8

   the numbers become:  A  24  30  2  2  2  2
                        8  24  30  2  2  2  2

   rsAgeEval:  24 + 30 - 8 / 2 + 2 + 2 - 2 = 52
   * MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this card.

   rsStateEval:  24 + 30 - 8 + 2 / 2 + 2 / 2 = 48
   * The card with the street signs was found in Arizona
     and Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union.

   rs42Eval:  30 + 8 + 24 / (2 + 2) - sqrt(2 + 2) = 42
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsPiEval:  (30 - 8) / ((24 / 2 / 2) + 2 / 2) = Pi
   * 22/7 approximates Pi (3.14) rounded to nearest hundredth

   rsPhiEval:  (2 / 2 + sqrt(30 - 24 - 2 / 2)) / cuberoot(8) = Phi
   * Phi is the golden ratio and it approximates 1.61803399

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 October 2009

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