Interesting math trick to convert miles to kilometers and vice versa


The Fibonacci sequence can be used to know the kilometers and their equivalent miles. Actually, the Fibonacci sequence consists of the numbers that are made of the addition of the previous two numbers in the sequence. The sequence starts from 0 and 1. So,

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144…

As you can see, 0, then 1, then 0+1=1, then 1+1=2, then 1+2=3, and so on…

Fibonacci sequence in nature

This sequence is also related to golden spiral and liked by a huge number of designers in the world. Interestingly, this sequence is also showing a close match in relating kilometers to miles and vice versa. For example, two miles is almost three kilometers, three miles is almost five kilometers, five miles is almost eight kilometers, eight miles is almost 13 kilometers. Although, it is not a perfect match but gives a close match as, for example, eight miles is equal to 12.875 kilometers, but it is very close to 13 kilometers.

In case, the number is not in the sequence, it can be broken down into numbers that can be found in Fibonacci sequence and the numbers are added to get the answers. For example, 15 can be broken down into 8+5+2, and the numbers next to them are equal to 3+8+13= 24… so, 15 miles is equal to 24 kilometers.

Don’t forget to impress others by this trick.

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