EJ. Math Factor at the Farmer’s Market

We visit the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market, soliciting math questions, and pose a problem about funny walks.

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  1. nharmon said,

    September 3, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Wow, talk about a case of nerd sniping (http://xkcd.com/356/), when I heard this problem on my iPod I halted my grocery shopping and did some quick notes on a napkin.

    The funny walks problem appears to be following a recognizable pattern at least up to 7 feet. I wonder if the combination follows for 8 feet.

    01|02|03|04|05|06|07
    ——————–
    01|02|03|05|08|13|21

    (The sequence seems to follow the Fibonacci sequence starting at F(n=2).)

    Keep up the good work guys!

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