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@fribbledom It's not really a coincidence. The "closed form" for fibonacci numbers uses the golden ratio $(1+√{5}/2)^n$ which is roughly $1.6ⁿ$

@bremner @fribbledom I /really/ appreciate this came from an instance called Mathstodon 🤓🔢🔣

@bremner @fribbledom It is a coincidence that the entirely arbitrary units of mile and kilometer have a ratio close to the mathematical concept of the golden ratio.

g z thompson@gzt@scholar.social@bremner @fribbledom yes, i convert from miles to kilometers using the x = 1 / (1+x) formula.