Painted with Numbers: Mathematical Patterns in Nature

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There’s a mathematical order inherent in our universe. Let’s start with rivers. If we measure the length of a river and divide it by the direct route from the start to the end, we’ll get its sinuosity or bendiness.

Mathematicians found that the average sinuosity of every single river in the world is pi. The same mathematical constant used to calculate the mass of an…