Flashcards in Other Deck (8):
What does the symbol ! mean?
! means that you have to multiply that number by all the numbers that come before it.
Since there is 5x4x3x2x1 on each side, you can take them off.
6 You can take off the 6s off each side.
How do you write a decimal number whose decimal digits go on for ever in a definite pattern?
What does the symbol ~ mean?
When you see the symbol ~ in front of a number, it means the number equals about that.
Ex:pi ~ 3.14
What is a prime number?
A prime number is a number that is only divisable by itself and 1.
What is the Fibonacci sequence?
It is a sequence invented by Leonardo Fibonacci. He was studying the reproduction of rabbits and noticed a strange sequence.
A pair of rabbits make no offspring in one month, a pair in the second month and another pair the third month, another the fourth...
At first there was one pair of rabbits. Then there was one new pair.
Then 2 new pairs. The sequence went:
Fibonacci noticed that if you add the last two numbers you have, you get the next number in the sequence.
The next number in the sequence is 89.
What is the golden number?
The golden number is commonly called phi. Like pi,it was discovered by the Greeks. It is equal to 1.618...
Many things are concerned with phi. The golden rectangle (a rectangle who was considered as being the nicest to look at, not too fat, not too thin) has sides of 1 on phi. If you divide a number from the Fibonacci sequence by the one that comes before it, you get closer to phi the bigger the numbers you divide.