Fifty-Five

Way back in post Thirty-Four, I talked about the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, the series that begins: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, ... After the first two 1's, the rest of the series is determined by simply adding the previous two numbers in the series. It goes on forever. Well, … Continue reading Fifty-Five

Thirty-Four

Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, was one of the great mathematicians of the Middle Ages. He lived in Italy in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and among other things, popularized the Arabic numeral system throughout Europe. It's in part thanks to Fibonacci that today's blog post is called 34, not XXXIV. Roman numerals are nice, … Continue reading Thirty-Four