BARS::Water Well Sign at Gaicki Park in Tempe, Arizona

This water dept. sign is located at Gaicki Park in Tempe, Arizona.

The water dept. sign says...

   +--------------------------+
   |     City of Tempe        |
   |       Water Dept.        |
   |       Well No. 11        |
   | Well ID. A(1-4) 1 C6B-11 |
   |     PWS # 0407-100       |
   |       55-514694          |
   |     Emergency No.        |
   |     480-350-2669         |
   +--------------------------+
   the numbers are:  11 1 4 1 6 11 407 100 55 514694 480 350 2669

   the math is:
      A = sqrt(2669 - 407 - sqrt(514694 + 480 + 350) - 11 - 11 - 1)
      B = 55 - ((100 - 4) / 6)
      A / B = 1

   observe...
      A:  514694 + 480 + 350 = 542524
          sqrt(542524) = 718
          2669 - 407 - 718 - 11 - 11 - 1 = 1521
          sqrt(1521) = 39
          A = 39
      B:  100 - 5 = 96
          96 / 6 = 16
          55 - 16 = 39
          B = 39

   The numbers 2669, 407, 514694, 480, 35, 11, 11, 1 are used 
   to calculate A and A equals 39.

   the numbers are:  39  55  100  4  6  1

   Phi math:  (log(sqrt(100)) + sqrt(1 + 4)) / (6 - sqrt(55 - 39)) = Phi

   observe...
      Phi = golden ratio = 1.61803399
      sqrt(100) = 10
      log(10) = 1
      sqrt(55 - 39) = sqrt(16) = 4

   Pi math:  (16 + 6) / ((4 - 1)! + log(sqrt(100))) = Pi

   observe...
      Pi = 3.14  [rounded to nearest hundreth]

Important Note: It is not clear what the Well ID is. The '6' in C6B-11 might be a 'B'. This sign was initially interpreted by looking at the picture on the digital camera, which has minimal zooming capabilities. Upon reviewing the sign on a computer monitor, it appears as though the Well ID is CBB-11; i.e., if the sign doesn't contain a '6', the all of the aforementioned math, while arithmetically correct, is invalid.

The Math Without the Number 6
   +--------------------------+
   |     City of Tempe        |
   |       Water Dept.        |
   |       Well No. 11        |
   | Well ID. A(1-4) 1 CBB-11 |
   |     PWS # 0407-100       |
   |       55-514694          |
   |     Emergency No.        |
   |     480-350-2669         |
   +--------------------------+

   the numbers are:  11 1 4 1 11 407 100 55 514694 480 350 2669

   A = sqrt(2669 - 407 - sqrt(514694 + 480 + 350) - 11 - 11 - 1) = 39

   the numbers now are:  55  100  4  1  A=39

   the math is:  sqrt(100 / 4) - sqrt(55 - 39) = 1

   observe...
      100 / 4 = 25
      sqrt(25) = 5
      55 - 39 = 16
      sqrt(16) = 4
      5 - 4 = 1

   Phi math:  (1 + sqrt(sqrt(100 / 4))) / sqrt(sqrt(55 - 39)) = Phi

   Pi math:  ???

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 31 March 2008

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