Thursday, April 19, 2007

I am nerd, hear me add

So Mom called last night.

Ma: Hi. I have a question for you. What's the name of that series of numbers where...

Me: Fibonacci.

Ma:...where the numbers go in order adding together?

Me: Fibonacci.

Ma: You know, each one is the the last one and the one before it added?

Me: That's the Fibonacci sequence. It goes "1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8," right?

Ma: Right. That's it. How do you spell it?

Me: F-I-B-O- uh, I can't remember if it's one N or two -O[sic]-C-C-I.

Ma: I knew you were the person to ask. I thought it was Greek, though. It sounds more like an Italian name.

Me: That's because it probably is.

Ma: Okay, thanks. Bye.