Maths for a Monday

The golden mean is quite absurd;
It’s not your ordinary surd.
If you invert it (this is fun!),
You’ll get itself, reduced by one;
But if increased by unity,
This yields its square, take it from me.

– Paul S. Bruckman, The Fibonacci Quarterly, 1977



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1 Response to Maths for a Monday

  1. paul says:

    It rhymes — must be true!

    More prosaic people might just say “x^2=x+1”.

    You seem to follow esoteric pursuits at the expense of MDP (of course I would not say that mathematics does harm, but where is the balance?).

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