If you do the math, other than 1,1,2 (which would be the end of the sequence in the comic), they do each number is roughly (and the word roughly is important!) 2/3 of the one that follows. And starting with 8 and 3, more particularly, just a hair under .62 (which is smaller than 2/3, thus the "roughly"; in the realm of dividing foods in the part, that counts as roughly 2/3!).

]]>1, 2/3, 4/9, 8/27, etc., where each number is 2/3 of the previous number. Each term in the Fibonacci sequence – 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc. is formed by adding the two previous terms. Not the same thing. ]]>

And it seems to fit perfectly with the first, non mathematical, definition of "such that".

]]>As written, the comic simply describes how they crumble without reference to why.

I've no idea how this relates to the mathematical usage. Not a mathematical term I learned, and I don't follow the information at Brett's link. (I'm not uneducated in math; I pass calculus, though that was many years ago now.) But even knowing it's a math term is enough to understand Andrew's objection.

I think "in such a way that" works as an alternative wording that avoids the math term and means the same thing in ordinary English.

Still curious what Andrew would suggest as an alternative, but I guess he hasn't been back.

]]>I notice that Frazz attempts to explain it in today's comic but is rudely interrupted, so I guess we'll never know for certain:

]]>1/0 + 0/1 = 1/1

1/1 + 0/1 = 1/2

1/1 + 1/2 = 2/3

1/2 + 2/3 = 3/5

2/3 + 3/5 = 5/8

3/5 + 5/8 = 8/13

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