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Can some one please explain to me what a fibonacci sequence is?

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alexalee123 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted July 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM via web

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Can some one please explain to me what a fibonacci sequence is?

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cchoe15 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted July 6, 2012 at 5:28 PM (Answer #1)

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The Fibonacci Sequence is a set of numbers that were formed by Italian mathematician, Leonardo Fibonacci in 1202. This set is very peculiar because the numbers are the sum of the previous two integers. (E.g. 112) As you can see, the second and third numbers are the sum of the previous TWO integers. The entire Fibonacci sequence is 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34, etc.

But what is so important about this?

The Fibonacci numbers are apparent in nature because...

It relates to the Golden Ratio - 1:1.618.

Where can you see this Fibonacci sequence in real life?

The next time you go to the beach and find a nautilus, you will notice the Fibonacci sequence in the spiral... if you look closely...

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karengettystewart | Middle School Teacher | eNoter

Posted July 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM (Answer #2)

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The Fibonacci Sequence is a series of numbers: 

0, 1,1,2,3,5,8....

You get the sequence by adding up the 2 numbers before it.

Example: 0+1=1. 1+2=3 etc/

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juniorsilvamath | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM (Answer #3)

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Fibonacci numbers: F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2) with F(0) = 0 and F(1) = 1.

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juniorsilvamath | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM (Answer #4)

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Fibonacci numbers: F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2) with F(0) = 0 and F(1) = 1.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393, 196418, 317811, 514229, 832040, 1346269, 2178309, 3524578, 5702887, 9227465, 14930352, 24157817, 39088169 ...

 

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