Frazz by Jef Mallett for January 16, 2013

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 11 years ago

    So when the chips are down, he actually finds a use for math?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Of course, they’re nacho ordinary chips.

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    Randy B Premium Member over 11 years ago

    So are these inverse fibonachos?

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    vwdualnomand  over 11 years ago

    or, get real nachos that use real cheese and toppings.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 11 years ago


    You say that like that’s a bad thing….

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    Jorah  over 11 years ago

    We need a mechanism to “like” or upvote some of these funny comments.

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    mhgbear  over 11 years ago

    “Ridi Fibonaccio…” with apologies to Ruggero Leoncavallo (Yeah, like I’m actually sorry… Punsters, Unite!!!)

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    fox.r  over 11 years ago

    Notsoastute- I wonder how many people will recognize that song?

    Nacho Nacho Man…

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    pschearer Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I’m nacho this is funny. (Hi SS!)

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    kingstonave  over 11 years ago

    It’s referred to as the “Golden Ratio.” Thus, the last panel.

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    Kev_a_Swing_Dancer Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Our math fans have yet to mention what the “golden ratio” actually is (unless I took too long to write this). As the Fibonacci sequence continues, the ratio of an element to the one that precedes it converges to 1.61803… To add to the excitement, the inverse (1/x) of that ratio is .61803…

    For the ratio in nature, I found this series the most entertaining and informative: in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant

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    Jeff0811  over 11 years ago

    Thank you for the explanation, you learn something new every day.

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    baldbill62  over 11 years ago

    also known as the Golden ratio

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    EdFenster Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Actually, the ratio of sequential Fibonacci numbers approaches the Golden ratio (about 1.618) asymtotically. Going downward, it is the inverse (about 0.618), closer to 5/8 than 2/3. Since there is no blue ratio, it probably doesn’t work for blue chips.

    All in all, one of the best math puns I’ve seen in the comics.

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    Konabill  over 11 years ago

    I thought the comic was funny as H. The comments are out of site.

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    Arianne  over 11 years ago

    Like Frazz’s shirt, the funny here is spiraling out of control!

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    lynnskay  over 11 years ago

    I studied Fibonacci sequence when I was learning how to make my own knitting patterns. There’s a lot of math in the arts, as in many aspects of life. Stay in school kids.

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    rgcviper  over 11 years ago

    Clever. I like it!

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    maureenspeach  over 11 years ago
    Masterskrain explains the Fibonacci sequence pretty well, but seems to have missed the punch line. In the limit, the ratio of successive Fibonacci numbers approaches the golden ratio, which is approximately 1. Working backwards, chips in each layer would be 2/3 the size of those above, which is why he says “Does it work with blue chips or just the golden ones?”
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    Kev_a_Swing_Dancer Premium Member over 11 years ago

    @EdFensterPoint taken. I did mean to say “toward” instead of “to”. I had a niggle that I was taking a bad shortcut and ended up with comfortable language that was wrong. I like partner dancing because any error is noticed immediately and corrected.

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    bluescorer  over 11 years ago

    Best practical use: Winning at craps.

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