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Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember

by poqui (Deacon)
on Jun 09, 2004 at 22:30 UTC ( #362917=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Constants you cannot help but remember
in thread Constants you cannot help but remember

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)


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Re^3: Constants you cannot help but remember
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 09, 2004 at 22:49 UTC

    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...


      בּרוּך

        I kinda guessed that poqui had used the wrong formula:) This is 'Golden Mean' by another name isn't it?


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

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