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Re: Constants you cannot help but remember

by baruch (Beadle)
on Jun 09, 2004 at 03:34 UTC ( #362616=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Constants you cannot help but remember

(1+sqrt(5))/2 = 1.61893398875... and its inverse, 0.61893398875... The limit of the ratios of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers as they approach infinity.

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Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by poqui (Deacon) on Jun 09, 2004 at 22:30 UTC
    Yes, Phi!

    But thats not the limit of its interest...
    Its also the only number to solve the equation:
    X+1=X^2 (corrected my formular re:browserUk)

      Raises eyebrows. Um... you mean like 2 + 2 = 2^2?

      Examine what is said, not who speaks.
      "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
      "Think for yourself!" - Abigail

        As I recall it, Phi was unique because it was the only solution to equation, (X^2)-1=X. Also, 1/Phi= Phi-1. It's kind of a fun number to play with, if you're into that sort of thing...


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