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7.4 Fibonacci & Other Patterns

7.4 Fibonacci & Other Patterns
  • Math Help

    To make a spreadsheet similar to the one in Example 4, use the steps below.

    1. Enter the titles "Term" and "Ratio" in Row 1.
    2. Enter 0 into cell A2 and 1 into cell A3.
    3. Enter the formula = A2 + A3 into cell A4.
    4. Select cell A4. From the Edit menu, choose Copy.
    5. Select cells A5 through A21. From the Edit menu, choose Paste.
    6. Enter the formula = A4/A3 into cell B4.
    7. Select cell B4. From the Edit menu, choose Copy.
    8. Select cells B5 through B21. From the Edit menu, choose Paste.
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  • Checkpoint Solution

    Sample answer:

    Some structures that show golden ratios are the United Nations Headquarters, the Mosque of Uqba, and the Great Pyramid at Giza.

    U.N. Headquarters in New York City designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

    Artworks showing the golden ratio include The Sacrament of the Last Supper by Salvador Dali and some of Leonardo Da Vinci's works in De Divina Proportione.

    Illustration of a human head by Leonardo Da Vinci from De Divina Proportione.

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    Ron Larson (author)1 decade ago |
    I don't know whether the patterns on page 337 are intentional or coincidence. And yet, as someone said, "It's almost too much of a coincidence to be a coincidence."