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Nature Is Full Of Math

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The Fibonacci sequence begins with 0 and 1, then creates each successive number by adding the most recent two numbers together. As the sequence progresses, the ratio of the last number to the one preceding it approaches 1.618, also known as the golden ratio. Both the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio can be observed in many parts of nature, including seashells and Romanesco broccoli. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Fibonacci sequence was first described by mathematicians in India. 00:32

  2. Plants grow in accordance with the Fibonacci sequence because it's the most efficient way to store seeds. 01:28

  3. The golden rectangle has side lengths equal to successive Fibonacci numbers. 02:20

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