BARS::17 Miles From Whitewater in East Troy, Wisconsin

This road sign was found in East Troy, Wisconsin.

The road sign says...

   +-----------+
   |    West   |
   | WI Hwy-20 |
   +-----------+
   +--------------------+
   | Hwys 12 - 67     8 |
   | Whitewater      17 |
   +--------------------+
   the numbers are:  20  12  67  8   17

   the math is:  12 + sqrt(67 - sqrt(17 - 8)) = 20

   observe...
      17 - 8 = 9
      sqrt(9) = 3
      67 - 3 = 64
      sqrt(64) = 8
      12 + 8 = 20

   rs42Eval:  (67 - 17) - sqrt((20 - 12) * 8) = 42
   * the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

   rsAgeEval:  (67 - 17) - (20 - 12) / 8 = 49
   * RoadHacker was 49 years young when he found this sign.

   [solve for 'n']  n + sqrt(67 - sqrt(17 - 8)) = 20
Update::2009.05.01

The following math was discovered on 1 May 2009 after this BARS was selected as one of the BARS of the Week for Week #15 of the spring 2009 semester.

   the numbers are:  20  12  67  8   17

   rsAgeEval:  67 - 17 + 20 / (12 + 8) = 51
   * MathBabbler was 51 years young when he found this equation

   more math:  sqrt(sqrt(67 + cuberoot(8) + 12)) + 17 = 20

   rsHwyEval:  sqrt((sqrt(sqrt(67 + cuberoot(8) + 12)) + 17) * 20) = 20
   * This road sign was found on WI Hwy-20

   rsStateEval:  67 - 12 - sqrt(8 + 17) - 20 = 30
   * This road sign was found in Wisconsin (state #30)
     This BARS was the first BARS to use a rsStateEval.
     The rsStateEval was added to the BARS system on
     3 May 2009 and this equation was inserted into
     this BARS on 4 May 2009.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 29 December 2006

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