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Golden Ratio from Fibonacci Sequence and Random Numbers; also SuperNacci Numbers

The Golden Ratio (also known as the Golden Mean  and the Divine Ratio), in my opinion is more significant that the otherwise known Most Important Number — Pi.

Fibonacci Sequence to 72nd term and Multiplication Fibonacci Powers

Fibonacci de Pisa was the most influential 12th century western mathematician. His father was an important Italian merchant or trader of goods. On a trip to Egypt around 1200AD, Fibonacci was introduced to Arabic numerals (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9….) formerly unknown to Europe where the system of numbers were Roman (I,II,III,IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X…..).

Relative Size of Continents to Scale: Mercator vs. Peters Projection Map

After exploring the relative sizes of the planets in our solar system last week, we explored another key geographical misconception. The current map of the seven continents on planet Earth was created by an Euro-centric Flemish cartographer named Gerardus Mercator in 1569.

Relative Size of Planets "To Scale" with Fractions of Solar System and Ratios

Mathematicians and all persons of reason are taught to question everything. And yet, from the time I was a child fascinated with the stars and planets in our solar system, I assumed that the pictures in all of the books were accurate. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. Not a single picture I every saw had a disclaimer that said, “not drawn to scale.”

The 24 Game (+-x/^!) with a Target Number of 24

After playing hundreds of rounds of Target Number last week, where the target number was randomly selected from 1-10, this week we increased the challenge with The 24 Game. Here the target number always is 24 and each game card has four numbers. The object of the game is to make 24 using all four numbers on a card.