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Jul 24, 2008
Fibonacci Sequence
Just an interesting observation:
Fibonacci sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34...
8 miles ~ 13 kilometres
13 miles ~ 21 kilometres and so on.....
This is because
F(n+1) = F(n) + F(n1)
F(n+1)/F(n) = 1 + F(n1)/F(n)
For large enough n, F(n+1)/F(n) = F(n)/F(n1)
x=1+1/x
x=(1+sqrt(5))/2
x~1.618
So, the ratio of consecutive numbers in fibonacci sequence is 1.618
and
1 mile ~ 1.606 km
Hence, it holds.
:)
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