BARS::18 Miles From Earth on US Hwy-70 in Texas

This road sign is on eastbound US Hwy-70 in Texas.

The road sign says...

   +-------------------+
   | Earth          18 |
   | Plainview      59 |
   +-------------------+
   the numbers are:  18  59

   off-by-one rs42Eval:  59 - 18 = 42 - 1
   * 42 is the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   number system off-by-one rsAgeEval:  5912 - 18 = 52 - 1
   * RoadHacker was 52 years young when he found this road sign and 
     MathBabbler was 52 years young when he found this equation.

   off-by-one BARSfunc rsAgeEval:  59 - spf(18) = 52 - 1
   * spf(n) = the sum of the prime factors of n
   * spf(18) = 2 + 3 + 3 = 8

   number system BARSfunc math:  sqrt(5911) = spf(18)
   * 5911 = 5*11 + 9 = 64; sqrt(64) = 8

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 September 2009

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