# Frazz by Jef Mallett for January 16, 2013

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

Of course, they’re nacho ordinary chips.

So are these inverse fibonachos?

4. ##### vwdualnomandabout 11 years ago

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

CapnLaz….

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

6. ##### Jorahabout 11 years ago

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

7. ##### mhgbearabout 11 years ago

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

8. ##### fox.rabout 11 years ago

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

Nacho Nacho Man…

I’m nacho this is funny. (Hi SS!)

10. ##### kingstonaveabout 11 years ago

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

11. ##### gjsjr41about 11 years ago

LMAO

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:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXIMUkSXX0Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant

13. ##### Jeff0811about 11 years ago

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

14. ##### baldbill62about 11 years ago

also known as the Golden ratio

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.

16. ##### Konabillabout 11 years ago

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

17. ##### Arianneabout 11 years ago

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

18. ##### lynnskayabout 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.

19. ##### rgcviperabout 11 years ago

Clever. I like it!

20. ##### maureenspeachabout 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?”