#15 The Maths in Flowers🌸

Crazy concept, explained in simple words for you.

#15 The Maths in Flowers🌸

You are reading the 15th edition of our fun + informative APH newsletter.

Welcomeee :)

Every Wednesday, we share:

  • 🤯 A WOAHHH! fact
  • 💭 A Quiz for you (with the answer at the end)
  • 🤗 An Arey Pata Hai?! Update
  • ❤️ A Comment that made our week

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🤯 WOAHHH! fact

Maths is all around in Nature.

Don't worry if math haunts you. We will explain it in the simplest words.

Enter Fibonacci.

The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers beginning with 0 and 1, each number being the sum of the two before it.

It begins 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 and continues infinitely.

Add any 2 consequent numbers here and notice it results in the third number (eg - 3+5 = 8)

This is Fibonnaci Sequence, cool?

It was developed by the Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci in the 13th century, but it was known in India much earlier - possibly back in the 7th century.

Where is it found in nature?

The number of petals in almost all flowers is a Fibonacci number!

See the 5 petals here?

Or 8 here?

Or 21 in the sunflower on top?


You might not find it in all flowers, but most, yes.

But why is it so?

It is said that this helps in the efficient packing of seeds in a flower - helping pack a lot of seeds in less space.

It also helps in the optimal distribution of sunlight and nutrients across the flower.

Each part of the flower gets as much exposure to sunlight and access to nutrients as possible.

And wait, we are a part of nature too, right?

1 nose, 2 eyes, 5 fingers, WOAHHH!

You might have also seen this image often:

Now, there is one more secret to this sequence:

If you divide each number in this sequence by its predecessor:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34...

Meaning 5 divided by 3 or 8/5 - then as you move toward higher numbers, the result becomes a constant.

Approximately = 1.61803, also called a phi or more commonly known as...

you might have heard of this term...

The Golden Ratio! 🌟

Now, this one might be an entirely separate topic for another day.

But for now, know that it is found everywhere - from architecture, design, nature, human anatomy and even - finance!

And now it's time to go look at some flowers and nerd about this fact :)

Tell us if you found this fact interesting 🌻


Last week, people learned a lot from this quiz we shared here about vegetables vs fruits.

Botanically, fruits contain seeds inside as they come from a flower - which means bhindi, cucumber is a fruit! All other edible parts of the plant are vegetables.

But there is one fruit which has its seeds outside. Which one is it?

🤗 This week at APH (Arey Pata Hai?!)

Don't know if we ever told you, but dil se we three are makers. We like creating anything - we just happened to bump across content creation one year ago.

But before APH:

Mohit had a decade of experience creating products and services (literally 10+ years!). By experience, we mean tons of success AND failure. Shall tell you all his stories someday.

He has been the kind of entrepreneur you see in Shark Tank. His head is always buzzing with ideas. This is him working on our new project.

Okay, Swati is a natural content creator, for sure. But when we 3 ran our marketing agency - Swati was the lead runner. She can create a brand new system, make everyone run on it and make ANYTHING work. Natural magician.

This is her creating magic for the new project.

Nipun has also experimented with different ideas over time. Mostly failed. But always learnt something. Last year, she tried being an artist. Yup, random. But this is her working on the new project.

This new project will be revealed on our YouTube at 6 PM today.

Shared all this here to tell you how we feel at home working on this. On making a valuable, new product.

Will need all your support because we are trying to make our own path as content creators instead of going on the usual one (you will get exactly what we mean from that video 😅)

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💌 A comment that made our week

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✅ QUIZ answer

🍓Strawberry it is! And you know those are not really seeds.

The “seeds" we see on the outside of a strawberry are actually the plant's ovaries!

👋 See you with another fun fact next Wednesday.

Stay weirdly curious! 🔫

Team APH

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