Fibonacci sequence

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Fibonacci sequence

[‚fē·bə′näch·ē ‚sē·kwəns]
The sequence 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21, …, or any sequence where each entry is the sum of the two previous entries.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Fibonacci sequence

The infinite sequence of numbers beginning

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ...

in which each term is the sum of the two terms preceding it.

The ratio of successive Fibonacci terms tends to the golden ratio, namely (1 + sqrt 5)/2.

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