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Edit: The $F$'s are Fibonacci numbers.

I need an idea on how to show the following:

If $m$ and $n$ are positive integers, then $(F_m,F_n)=F_{(m,n)}$.

I believe that using the fact that $F_{m+n}=F_mF_{n+1}+F_nF_{m-1}$ could come in handy. Moreover, Euclid's algorithm may as well be needed. But I am not certain, as there may be better methods to achieve this.

Thanks in advance.

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marked as duplicate by Bill Dubuque elementary-number-theory May 9 at 15:09

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

What is $f_m$, $f_n$? – Daan Michiels Apr 25 '12 at 18:16
Hint. $F_{kn}$ is divisible by $F_n$ – Arturo Magidin Apr 25 '12 at 18:22
This is most probably a duplicate though I can't find the link right now. – lhf Apr 25 '12 at 18:23
Here is one answer:… – sdcvvc Apr 25 '12 at 18:30
Josué: The proof is induction on $n+m$, so this is inductive hypothesis you can assume. – sdcvvc Apr 25 '12 at 18:40

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As noted in the comments by sdcvvc, this answer to an earlier question completely answers this question as well.

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