Re: prime numbers and African artifact

Ariel Scolnicov (
19 Jul 1995 18:10:18 GMT

In article <> (Michael J Mayo) writes:

Newsgroups: sci.math,alt.folklore.computers,sci.anthropology,sci.anthropology.paleo
From: (Michael J Mayo)
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 11:01:10 +1200
References: <> <> <> <3tp
Organization: University of Otago

[... much discussion removed...]
For Your Information...

1,4,9,16,36... are the sequence of SQUARES OF NATURAL NUMBERS

1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34... is the FIBONNACCI SEQUENCE

2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,27... is the sequence of PRIMES!

Didn't you guys learn that at school?


I don't get it. How can 13 be both PRIME and FIBONNACCI?! Is this what
is meant by "twin prime"??

On a related note -- is 1 the only number which is TWICE a FIBONNACCI

At least I managed to understand one thing -- 27 is definitely a prime
(it can't be represented with balanced trits unless we use zeros).