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Current Event November 27, 2013

What are Fibonacci’s Numbers?


In life and in math class we use the numerals 0 through 9 every day. They are the basis of our financial system and shape the way we understand value. We have a young Italian mathematician named Leonardo da Pisa, nicknamed Fibonacci, to thank for this. In 1202 he published a book called “Book of Calculation” that introduced these numerals to Europe, replacing Roman numerals and the abacus once and for all. Listen to learn more about the man and concept behind Fibonacci and his numbers.

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National Public Radio © 2011 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 07/16/2011


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