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The Fibonacci Alphabet


A. Ross Eckler


The Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 144 233 277, ...) is perhaps the most famous one in the mathematics, known for at least 700 years and the subject or a quarterly journal during the last 40. (In the sequence, each term in the sum of the preceding two terms.) It is the purpose of the note to describe in more detail a curious relationship between Fibonacci and the alphabet, brought to the attention of Word Ways readers by Dave Morice in the November 2002 Kickshaws.