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7.4 Fibonacci & Other Patterns

7.4 Fibonacci & Other Patterns
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  • Math Help

    Although the Fibonacci sequence starts with 0 and 1, a general Fibonacci sequence can start with other numbers. For instance, in Example 3, the drawing begins with two 1-unit squares. So, the first two numbers in the sequence are 1 and 1. You can then generate more numbers in this sequence as shown.

    These numbers match the ones shown in the figure in Example 3.

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  • Checkpoint Solution
    Sample Answers:
    1. Sunflower.
    2. Romanesque broccoli.
    3. Aloe polyphylla, or Spiral Aloe.

    For general information on Fibonacci spirals found in plant life, visit world-mysteries.com.

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