tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-19303585.post403187018092263151..comments2020-04-02T06:47:16.869+00:00Comments on John Graham-Cumming: Conversion of miles to kilometers (and back) using addition onlyUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-19303585.post-74910151261142766342011-05-31T17:12:45.875+00:002011-05-31T17:12:45.875+00:00Do people actually use this in practise? I mean, i...Do people actually use this in practise? I mean, it's a nice trick and all that, but I don't find multiplying by 1.6 (which is equally accurate) too hard. Definitely not harder than splitting a number into smaller ones that happen to occure in the Fibonacci sequence.<br /><br />(Take the number. Half it. Divide the orignal number by ten. Add these three numbers.)martijnhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03463307000398178175noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-19303585.post-38974802988378358382011-05-31T15:03:13.796+00:002011-05-31T15:03:13.796+00:00And you can create any number of parallel "Fi...And you can create any number of parallel "Fibonacciesque" sequences starting with two numbers not in the normal sequence, e.g.. 3,4,7,11,18,29.. the convergence to that same ratio is still going to occur.deskwarriorhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08932272810276042857noreply@blogger.com