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Unformatted text preview: familiar identity. Ex. The Fibonacci Sequence It is ironic given all the work Fibonacci did in advancing mathematics in Europe that he is best remembered for the sequence arising from a simple problem involving the breeding of rabbits, which covers less than one page in chapter 12 of the Liber Abaci, especially since all the subsequent study of the sequence has been done by others. Fibonacci stated the problem as follows: “A certain man had one pair of rabbits together in a certain enclosed place, and one wishes to know how many are created from the pair in one year when it is the nature of them in a single month to bear another pair, and in the second month those born to bear also.” Putting th...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course MAC 2311 taught by Professor Evinson during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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