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Patterns in the Fibonacci numbers

This special discussion was led by Zach Teitler and concerned patterns in the famous Fibonacci sequence of numbers. This sequence begins with 1,1 and then each successive number is obtained by taking the sum of the previous two. Here are the next few in the list:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393, 196418, 317811, 514229, 832040, 1346269, 2178309, 3524578, 5702887, 9227465, 14930352, 24157817, 39088169

Which Fibonacci numbers are even? Which ones are odd? Which Fibonacci numbers are divisible by 3? In this discussion we answered these questions and many more. Continue reading Patterns in the Fibonacci numbers

Math circle to resume Saturday 1/17

This Saturday, January 17, marks the first Spring meeting of the Boise Math Circle. We hope all of you who have been coming will continue to join us this semester! Additionally, we will welcome a few new participants. We are very much looking forward to it.

This week’s topic is “The arithmetic of rigid motions”

Remember, the math circle meets in the BSU Math building, room 139. It takes place on Saturday from 10am to 12pm.