BARS::Tempe Bus Stop Sign Full of Numbers

This bus stop sign was located on 5th Street in Tempe near College Avenue.

   the numbers are:  48  56  62  65  66  68  76  92

   the math is:

   root(65 - 62)(56 - 48) + 68 - 66 = sqrt(92 - 76)

   root3(8) + 68 - 66 = sqrt(16)

   2 + 68 - 66 = 4

The math for this problem became clear by looking at the difference between adjacent pairs of numbers.

   56 - 48 = 8    65 - 62 = 3    68 - 66 = 2   92 - 76 = 16

   intermediate numbers:  8  3  2  16

   observed that 2 cubed is 8 and that 16 is 4 squared

This bus stop sign cannot be submitted to RoadSignMath.com because there was another side to the sign that contained the phone number: 602-253-5000.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 23 April 2006

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