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A Generalized Magic Trick from Fibonacci: Designer Decimals

by Marjorie Bicknell-Johnson

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2004

Subject classification(s): Numbers and Computation | Arithmetic | Decimals
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory

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Number Theory | Number Sequences
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