BARS::1000 W. 1st St. and 200 S. Hardy Dr. in Tempe, Arizona

These street signs were found on the northwest corner of W. 1st St. and S. Hardy Dr. in Tempe, Arizona.

The street signs say...

   +---------------------+
   | W 1st St    1000 -> |
   -----------------------
   | S Hardy Dr   <- 200 |
   -----------------------
   |        STOP         |
   |        4-Way        |
   +---------------------+

   the numbers are:  1  1000  200  4

   the math is:  1000 / 200 - 1 = 4

   note...
      Initially we did not see that 200 was a factor of 1000;
      however, we knew that the 200 could be switched into 100
      by using the square root of 4.  At that point, we resorted
      to using the log() function.

   more math:  log(1000) - log(200 / sqrt(4)) = 1

   observe...
      log(1000) = 3
      sqrt(4) = 2
      200 / 2 = 100
      log(100) = 2
      3 - 2 = 1

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 01 June 2007

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