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Fibonacci sequence

Posted by Fred on January 20, 2005

In today's New York Times M. Dowd claims that Condoleeza Rice does not appreciate the Fibonacci sequence. She says 'When you invade a country, you should expect an insurgency. Or, as Fibonacci might have calculated it, if you kill one jihadist, two more arrive to take his place; if you kill three, five more pop up; if you get five, eight more appear; and so on.'
But does Dowd appreciate the sequence? Shouldn't 'If you get five, eight more appear' be replaced with 'If you get eight, thirteen more appear; if you get twenty one ....'?