Start with any positive fraction $\frac{a}{b}$. First add the denominator to the numerator: $$\frac{a}{b} \rightarrow \frac{a+b}{b}$$ Then add the (new) numerator to the denominator: $$\frac{a+b}{b} \rightarrow \frac{a+b}{a+2b}$$ So $\frac{2}{5} \rightarrow \frac{7}{5} \rightarrow \frac{7}{12}$.

Repeating this process appears to map every fraction to $\phi$ and $\frac{1}{\phi}$:

$$ \begin{array}{ccccccccccc} \frac{2}{5} & \frac{7}{5} & \frac{7}{12} & \frac{19}{12} & \frac{19}{31} & \frac{50}{31} & \frac{50}{81} & \frac{131}{81} & \frac{131}{212} & \frac{343}{212} & \frac{343}{555} \\ 0.4 & 1.40 & 0.583 & 1.58 & 0.613 & 1.61 & 0.617 & 1.62 & 0.618 & 1.62 & 0.618 \\ \end{array} $$ Another example: $$ \begin{array}{ccccccccccc} \frac{11}{7} & \frac{18}{7} & \frac{18}{25} & \frac{43}{25} & \frac{43}{68} & \frac{111}{68} & \frac{111}{179} & \frac{290}{179} & \frac{290}{469} & \frac{759}{469} & \frac{759}{1228} \\ 1.57143 & 2.57 & 0.720 & 1.72 & 0.632 & 1.63 & 0.620 & 1.62 & 0.618 & 1.62 & 0.618 \\ \end{array} $$

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