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Fibonacci Numbers

by Linda

This is one of the math concepts I often use when designing a new pattern. For an overview, please see Math for Craft Design.

Below is a bit of information about the numbers in the Fibonacci series and a few examples of how to use them.

The Series

The first few numbers are:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233...

How to Get These Numbers

  1. Start with 0 and 1, add them together to get the next number in the series - another 1. You must start with 0 and 1 to produce Fibonacci numbers.
  2. Add the last two numbers - 1 and 1 - to get the next number in the series - 2.
  3. Do this again - adding the last two numbers together - 1 and 2 - to get 3.
  4. Then add 2 and 3 to get 5, 3 and 5 to get 8, and so on.

Practical Uses

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