Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician, brings true meaning to the idea that mathematics is art. His given name was Leonardo Pisano, also known as Leonardo of Pisa. He is known for spreading the Hindu-Arabic number system in Europe, through the writing of his

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*He determined that the Hindu-Arabic system was more efficient than the Roman numeral system that Europe had been using. Among his works is the***Book of Calculation**(Liber Abaci).**Fibonacci sequence**, in which each number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two numbers. He proved this sequence of numbers in*Liber Abaci*when he investigated a rabbit population problem.Visit the videos below for great explanations and examples of the Fibonacci sequence and spirals.

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