These road signs were found on westbound Loop 202 in Tempe, Arizona.

The road signs say...

+---------------------+ +---------------+ +--------------------+ | HOV 2+ Only | | Loop 202 West | | Exit 5 | | | | To 10 West | | To 143 South | | | +---------------+ | Sky Harbor Airport | | 6am to 9am | | 1 1/4 Miles | | 3pm to 7pm Mon-Fri | +--------------------+ +---------------------+ +-------------+ | Exit 6 | | Center Pkwy | | Priest Dr | | 1/4 Mile | +-------------+the numbers are: 2 6 9 3 7 202 10 5 143 (1 1/4) 6 (1/4) green signs: G = (10 - sqrt(202 - 143 + 5) + (1 1/4) - (1/4)) + 6 white sign: W = 2 + 6 + 7 + 3 - 9 the math is: G = W ...math playground... 202 + 143 = 345 345 - 18 = square number 324 ... sqrt(324) = 18 345 + 19 = square number 361 ... sqrt(361) = 19 sqrt(202 / 2 - (1 1/4) + (1/4)) = sqrt(100) = 10 sqrt(143 + 6 - 5) = sqrt(144) = 12 sqrt(143 + log(10)) = sqrt(144) = 12 the numbers are: 10 10 12 6 9 3 7 more to come...BARS::Exits 5 and 6 on Westbound Loop 202 in Tempe, Arizona was created on 16 June 2007. This BARS was created after MathBabbler noticed that the "Car Pools" sign had been replaced with a "HOV" sign.

**Creator:** Gerald Thurman
[gthurman@gmail.com]

**Created:** 16 June 2007

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