# [Tutor] Need more precise digits

**dman
**
dsh8290@rit.edu

*Sun, 2 Dec 2001 16:04:41 -0500*

On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 04:57:49AM -0500, Tim Peters wrote:
|* [Kirby Urner]
*|* > ...
*|* > By the way, another application of the generator feature
*|* > came up for me on another list recently. I was chatting
*|* > with a community college prof about continued fractions,
*|* > which have the standard form:
*...
|* Note that the numerators and denominators of the convergents to this are the
*|* Fibonacci numbers; that is, this:
*
Interesting stuff here :-). I've never seen continued fractions
before (SE majors don't need any math beyond Calc 3, Discrete 2,
Prob & Stat 1, and Diff. Eq.). I've also never seen the Fibonacci
numbers except in CS examples. This is the first time I've seen them
applied somewhere.
-D
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