Originally published at: Math's incredibly fun "Levine Sequence" simply explained | Boing Boing

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While there are numerous applications of the Fibonacci sequence, I do not see any use for the “Levine Sequence.”

Is there one, beyond its brain-teasing possibilities?

# “Levine Sequence”

Not to be confused with the “Papasan Sequence”. Just thought you’s should know…

It’s useful as a nerdy alternative to Anchorman memes, at least.

Ackermann Number looking at Levine Number:

agree: “invented”

Did he really “discover” this sequence? I could make up a weird number algorithm too, and I wouldn’t say I discovered it. It’s closer to writing a poem than it is to figuring out the value of pi or planck’s constant.

# May the MATH be with you!

Have I ever mentioned my uneasiness with exp(*i* * pi) = -1

Math doesn’t exist to be useful. It just exists, regardless of your needs or wants.

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