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## Doodling in Math Class

## Fibonacci

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I hate math, but I love puzzles and patterns.

We discussed the Fibonacci series in my Java class last night.

The first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1. Each number after is the sum of the previous two.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, etc.

Fibonacci, called the Golden Ratio at its perfection, occurs beautifully in nature.

Evolutionarily speaking, the best way to ensure success is to have as many offspring as possible (ergo the Baldwin brothers). The sunflower naturally evolved a method to pack as many seeds on its flower as space could allow. Amazingly, the sunflower seeds grow adjacently at an angle of 137.5 degrees from each other, which corresponds exactly to the golden ratio. Additionally, the number of lines in the spirals on a Sunflower is almost always a number of the Fibonacci sequence.