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I need a math wiz

  1. janesix profile image59
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    because I suck at math.

    But I found something that might be interesting. It is at least interesting to me. The Fibonacci sequence:

    0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, ...

    Starting with the second 1, if you take each set of four numbers (1, 2, 3, 5) sum the outer and the inner numbers and then divide the outer by the inner, you get 6/5. Or 1.2

    Then you keep going, with each group of four (2, 3, 5, 8) and do the same. You keep coming closer to the square root of 5, -1. You come closest finally around the 11th set of numbers, then it starts veering off again. I'm just wondering if there is a pattern to it, or just coincidence.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      - it is connected to the golden mean. It is the basis for all creation.

      1. janesix profile image59
        janesixposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know. Just trying to see if phi has something to do with the square root of 5,and why.

        And the number 6/5 is important, for some reason.

      2. janesix profile image59
        janesixposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        There'll be someone around soon enough. And you know how some of these girls and boys love a challenge.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
          Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          There is nothing to argue. So, don't hold your breath.

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    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    If you noticed that pattern, then you're much better at math than you give yourself credit for; don't know why you would claim that you suck at it.  It has to do with the fact that the ratio between consecutive numbers approaches phi = (1 + sqrt(5))/2

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "In Ancient Greek, it represented [pʰ], an aspirated voiceless bilabial plosive (from which English ultimately inherits the spelling "ph" in words derived from Greek). In the system of Greek numerals, it has a value of 500 (φʹ) or 500,000 (͵φ). It may be that phi originated as the letter qoppa, and shifted as Ancient Greek /kʷʰ/ became Classical Greek /pʰ/. The Cyrillic letter Ef (Ф, ф) descends from Φ."
      So interesting!
      Right!?
      http://www.goldennumber.net/golden-ratio/

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    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    Also, if you're curious, there's the journal called the Fibonacci Quarterly devoted to this stuff, and the issues are all available for free online.
    http://www.fq.math.ca/list-of-issues.html
    The articles are aimed at a math/sci audience, but they're not all super technical and I'm sure you'll find many of them very accessible.  A lot of them discuss patterns like the one you found.

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      Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I want you to know I'm completely straight... but I think I might have a crush on you. Try not to let it bother you.

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    mattramzzzposted 3 years ago

    Its fibonacci's sequence.

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    mattramzzzposted 3 years ago

    1897, 2184, 4081, 6265...

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    mattramzzzposted 3 years ago

    Zero is not part of it.

 
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