BARS::Parking Meter 49 Two-Hour Parking in Tempe, Arizona

This parking sign was found in a parking lot located in between downtown Tempe and ASU.

The parking sign says...

   +---------------------------+
   |       PARKING             |
   | Note your space number    |
   | Pay at meter 49           |
   | Pay Parking               |
   | 8 am-6 pm                 |
   | except Sundays & Holidays |
   +---------------------------+
   |     2 Hour Parking        |
   +---------------------------+
   the numbers are:  49  6  8  2

   the math is:  sqrt(49) = (6 + 8) / 2

   off-by-one math:  6 * 8 + 2 = 49 (+ 1)

   No or Yes:  8am - 6pm = 2 hours

TempeHiker feels a tinge of excitement when square numbers are found on signs. The square number in this sign was 49 and TempeHiker was 7-squared years in age when he found this parking sign.

Update::2008.01.22

TempeHiker re-visited this parking lot on Martin Luther King Day 2008 and he noticed the that allowed parking time had been changed from two hours to 80 minutes.

BARS::Parking Meter 49 80-Minute Parking in Tempe, Arizona


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 09 May 2007

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