BARS::US Hwy-95 and NV Hwy-140 in Northern Nevada Evaluate to 'phi'

These highway signs are located north of Winnemucca, Nevada.

The signs say...

   +----+  +-----+
   | US |  | NV  |
   | 95 |  | 140 |
   +----+  +-----+

   the numbers are:  95  140

   tan(140 - 95) = tan(45) = 1.61978

   the golden ratio = 1.61803399

   truncate(1.61978, 2) = 1.61
   truncate(1.61803, 2) = 1.61

   round(1.61978, 2) = 1.62
   round(1.61803, 2) = 1.62

   our answer is 0.1% higher than 'phi'

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 12 April 2006

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