If you use a deck of playing cards to express the terms, the highest Fibonacci Number one can expres

s with said cards is 33.

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  • Sup bitches, witches, Haters, and trolls.
    thinking
  • edited 2023-01-28 10:30:16
    “I'm surprised. Those clothes… but, aren't you…?”
    Not 6765 or something?

    Or, like, is the joke that it's not a Fibonacci number? Because the closest one is 34…
  • Not 6765 or something?

    Or, like, is the joke that it's not a Fibonacci number? Because the closest one is 34…



    We probably made an adding error somewhere then.

    To be clear this was operating under a couple of assumptions, also;

    • using Aces for 1s and Jokers for 0s
    • expressing all of the fibonacci numbers up to the limit in a sequence, using the cards themselves (eg. the first several terms were 1 1 2 3 5, 8, 13 expressed as A, A, 2, 3, 5, 8, A, 3 and so on, where an Ace and a 3 next to each other express "13"). So the biggest hurdle you run into is just running out of cards to express a given digit.
    I didn't think of using the face cards to express 10, 11, and 12 respectively. You could get a lot higher that way.
  • So, okay, because now I'm doing this I guess. This is basically its own base, now that I'm thinking about it properly.

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    ....But there's the added limitation that you only have an "inventory" of so many of each digit. Two Jokers, four of everything else.

    So now Violet and I are wondering about this in a generalized sense

    • What's the largest number you can express using this system, full stop?
    • How far can you get along a given integer sequence (eg. the Fibonacci sequence)? Assuming you have to express every term in it in order, starting from the smallest?
    I'm probably not formulating these questions in a sufficiently rigorous way but I am thinking about it now.

    There's probably some field of math that handles these questions elegantly.


  • My hunch is that the largest number you can "write" in this way is KKKKQQQQJJJJ99998888777766665555444433332222111100, or written normally, 12,121,212,111,111,111,010,101,099,998,888,777,766,665,555,444,433,332,222,111,100

    but I'm not actually sure.
  • wait, why don't you just use the 10 to represent 10?

    and then jack = 11, queen = 12, king = 13
  • wait, why don't you just use the 10 to represent 10?


    and then jack = 11, queen = 12, king = 13
    because expressing a ten with two digits requires you to use one of your precious zeroes.
  • edited 2023-01-31 18:00:13
    You are the end result of a “would you push the button” prompt where the prompt was “you have unlimited godlike powers but you appear to all and sundry to be an impetuous child” – Zero, 2022
    there's a "10" card in the deck, though, is what I think he's saying
  • Doesn't 10 being a two-digit number mess a whole lot of things up, though?  I mean, 10 in base 10 is a different number from 10 in base 9.
  • An ordinary 1000-year-old child who wants to write storybooks when she grows up. [she/her]

    Jane’s previous attempt was expressing numbers in base 12; adding the 10 as a 10 would just make it base 13 instead, like so

    Joker = 0
    Ace = 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    Jack = 11
    Queen = 12
    King = 13

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