Using the Fibonacci numbers to represent integers
Library Home 
Full Table of Contents 
Suggest a Link 
Library Help
http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibrep.html  


Ron Knott  
We use base 10 for written numbers, and computers use base 2, but what about using the Fibonacci numbers as the column headers? or base Phi (1.618034...) instead of base 10? There are some interesting infinite series that relate to these  each with a definition very similar to the Fibonacci numbers! They introduce you to the new world of selfsimilar objects and fractals.  


Levels:  Middle School (68), High School (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Math Topics:  Golden Ratio/Fibonacci, Fractals, Fibonacci Sequence 
[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]
© 1994 The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/