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Unformatted text preview: Jessica Weaver Math 13524 The Fibonacci Numbers The Fibonacci number sequence consists of the numbers that are derived by adding the first two numbers to get a third number and so on. The ratio of any number to the next of number to the following number is 61.8 percent, which is very often described as a major Fibonacci retracement number, just as the inverse of 61.8, which is 38.2. Fibonacci’s exploration of numbers and how they are put together to form a specific sequence also seemed to explain some questions he had that dealed with many animals such as rabbits, cows, and bees. Fibonacci wrote about a Rabbit Puzzle in the year 1202, which asked the question; How fast can rabbits breed in ideal circumstances and he used the Fibonacci number sequence to try and solve this puzzle. We are first to suppose that a pair of opposite sexed newlyborn rabbits are put in a field. It is known at this time that rabbits are able to mate at the age of one month so that at the end of its second month the female rabbit...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MTH 135 taught by Professor Gann during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State UniversitySpringfield.
 Spring '08
 Gann
 Math, Algebra

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