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# Live Poll: Fibonacci Sequence Titles

The Fibonacci sequence is a sequence of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding ones, starting from 0 and 1. Here are the movie titles with number of characters in words follows the sequence.

Minimum of 5,000 votes; IMDb rating of 6.5 or above.

Which movie do you think is unique like the sequence?

## Peter_pbn

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I think I understand the idea, but it isn't completely obvious. Maybe you can add the numbers for each option.

I Am Sam - 1+2=3 etc.

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## Maxence_G

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3 years ago

That is an intensely complex and odd idea for a poll.

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## ljdoncel

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Hi, polls fans:

I know you guys do a fabulous job and the activity and number of committed people to this part of is great, but I'm not very fond of taking polls, sorry ... However, the title of this one caught my attention, and I couldn't resist checking how frequent the "Fibonacci titles" happen in the database and which ones are the longest.

The classic Fibonacci sequence starts from F(0)=

0and F(1)=1and, as Thaal explained, subsequent numbers F(n) are obtained by adding the previous two numbers:0 →1 →(0+1)1→ (1+1)2→ (2+1)3→ (3+2)5→ (5+3)8→ (8+5)13→ (13+8)21→ (21+13)34...We can extend this recursive procedure (Fibonacci-like sequences) to any other initial terms ("seeds") F(0) & F(1), thus, for instance...

I've considered four types of "Fibonacci titles" (mutually exclusive):

: Word lengths directly follow the sequence in the right order."Pure"- e.g. [tt0361728]

"I Am the Woman"►1-2-3-5- e.g. [tt0862945]

"Man Who Killed Desdemona"►3-3-6-9: Word lengths follow the sequence if rearranged in increasing order."Disjointed"- e.g. [tt1378260]

"A Horse Is Not a Metaphor"► 1-5-2-3-1-81-1-2-3-5-8- e.g. [tt0221124]

"The Disappearance of Kathleen Waugh"► 3-13-2-8-52-3-5-8-13: Word lengths follow the sequence if consecutive repeating numbers are allowed."Interleaved"- e.g. [tt0056217]

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"► 3-3-3-4-7-73-4-7- e.g. [tt2118564]

"A Wish Your Heart Makes"► 1-4-4-5-51-4-5: Word lengths follow the sequence if unique numbers (repetitions are ignored) are rearranged in increasing order."Lenient"- e.g. [tt10056004]

"Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Sweet Tooth"

► 3-3-2-3-1-5-3-1-5-5 1-1-2-3-3-3-3-5-5-51-2-3-5- e.g. [tt12965406]

"12 Messages Given to Padre Pio by Jesus About the End of the World"► 2-8-5-2-5-3-2-5-5-3-3-2-3-5 2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-8

2-3-5-8These are the results (as of

24 Oct 2020):## Original titles

7,281,233 original titles.

31,601 PURE FIBONACCI TITLES127,774 DISJOINTED FIBONACCI TITLES1,417 INTERLEAVED FIBONACCI TITLES45,739 LENIENT FIBONACCI TITLESTo my surprise, only one "Pure" Fibonacci title has more than 4 words, so I expanded the search to aka titles...

## Alternative (AKA) titles

20,926,894 alternate titles (after excluding 2,452,043 verbatim duplicates).

29,972 PURE FIBONACCI TITLES118,786 DISJOINTED FIBONACCI TITLES1,091 INTERLEAVED FIBONACCI TITLES33,966 LENIENT FIBONACCI TITLESI know what I've just posted will be boring for many, but I hope some of you find it a bit interesting...

Cheers!!

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## rubyfruit76

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3 years ago

Cool idea! Yay, fun with math. : )

'Just and idea and it's completely up to you but I'm wondering if the question works better this way:

Which movie do you think is at least as unique as the sequence?

(I'm not crazy about my idea, though. I might just be too tired today to see a better alternative it but at least right now I feel like the English language prevents the perfect question for this poll -- and the poll is great. As idiosyncratic as the English language is, the limitations are probably with me, though.)

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## Jessica

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