Questions on the Fibonacci numbers, a special sequence of integers that satisfy the recurrence $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$ with the initial conditions $F_0=0$ and $F_1=1$.

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Problem on deriving binet formula

I'm trying to understand binet formula. I got a good explanation here. Please look at the link. Everything just fine but one thing. It said that $A_n = A_{n-1} + A_{n-2}$, which is fibonacci. But why ...
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Showing convergence of recursive sequence $A_{n+1}=\frac 1 {1+A_n}$

Given : $\forall n\in\Bbb N,\quad A_{n+1} = \frac 1 {1+A_n}$ and $A_1 = 0$ Show the sequence converges and find its limit. Briefly what I did was to create two sub-sequences with an index ...
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Prove that the set of solutions to $F_{n+2} = F_{n+1} + F_n$ is of dimension 2

I was playing with the Fibonacci sequence, willing to prove that $$ F(n) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{5}}\left(\left(\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}\right)^n - \left(\frac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}\right)^n\right) $$ I did the usual, ...
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Discreet Math - Given n>= 5 how many times does fib(4) occur?

I have been trying to solve the below problem (and similar problems) but I have no clue how to tackle it. Can please help me tackle this particular problem, and how to attack similar problems? The ...
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Sum of cubes of first n fibonacci numbers

Let $\{f_k\}$ be the sequence of fibonacci numbers. It is well-known that $\sum_{k=1}^n f_k=f_{n+2}-1$ and $\sum_{k=1}^n f_k^2=f_n f_{n+1}$ . Is there a formula for $\sum_{k=1}^n f_k^3$ ?
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Sequence with denominators of products of consecutive Fibonacci numbers

I'm trying to figure out a way to solve the value of this: $$\frac{1}{1\times 2}-\frac{1}{2\times 3}+\frac{1}{3\times 5}-\frac{1}{5\times 8}+\frac{1}{8\times 13}-\dots$$ The only thing I can come up ...
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Prove that the Fibonacci recursion diverges

I have this sequence with $ n \in \mathbb{N} $ $ f(1) = f(2) = 1 $ and $ f(n) = f(n-1) + f(n-2) $ for $n \ge 3$ I think this sequence is bounded below and unbounded above. So it's clear that this ...
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Limit of Ratio of Two Generalized Fibonacci Sequences

I am hoping someone can help me determine the limit of two unique generalized Fibonacci sequences. Most everyone is familiar with the much talked about $\lim_{x\to \infty}$ ...
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Prove by induction fibonacci variation

Prove by induction: The fibonacci sequence is defined as follows: $f_1 = 1$, $f_2 = 1$ and $f_{n+2} = f_n + f_{n+1}$ for $n \geq 1$ Prove by induction that $f_1^2 + f_2^2 + \dotsb + f_n^2 = f_n ...
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fibonnaci and lucas series technique

Well i have the following two problems involving fibonnaci sequences and lucas numbers, i know that they share the same technique, but i don't have clear the procedure: $$f_n = f_{n-1} + f_{n-2}: f_0 ...
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New Identities for Generalized Fibonacci Numbers?

Over the past few months I have been investigating one the generalizations of the Fibonacci numbers, called the Generalized Fibonacci Numbers (GFNs). The GFNs are just like the regular Fibonacci ...
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Induction proof for Fibonacci numbers

I am trying to get a hang on the induction method for proof, but I'm still dubious of many aspect of this proof regarding its application to sequences of integers, such as the Fibonacci sequence. ...
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Proving this $F_{n+1} \cdot F_{n-1} - F^2_n = (-1)^n$ by induction

Where $n \in \mathbb{N}$ and $$ F_n = \begin{cases} 0 & \text{ if } n = 0 \\ 1 & \text{ if } n = 1 \\ F_{n-1} + F_{n-2} & \text{ if } n > 1 ...
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What does “The closure of the shift-orbit of the Fibonacci word” mean?

Im trying to translate an article about rauzy fractal. But since my English is not good enough I cant understand this paragraph: ...
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How can we be sure of periodicity by testing some terms?

A mod $n$ Fibbonaci sequence is simply defined as the Fibbonaci sequence, except all terms are in mod $n$. Now to determine periodicity, the worked solutions computed the first 20 or so terms and ...
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How is the Binet's formula for Fibonacci reversed in order to find the index for a given Fibonacci number?

a question about the Fibonacci sequence: $$F_n =\frac{\phi^n-(-\frac{1}{\phi})^n}{\sqrt{5}}$$ This is the Binet's formula for the nth Fibonacci number. if I reverse it I can get: ...
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Proof By Induction Fibonacci Numbers

How do I prove that $$ f_{ 2n+1 } = 3f_{ 2n } + 1 - f_{ 2n-3 } $$ I'm not sure how to prove it using the defining recurrence of Fibonacci numbers.
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Remainders of Fibonacci numbers

Let $a>b$ be positive integers. Is there a Fibonacci number that is $b$ modulo $a$? We know that the Fibonacci numbers are periodic modulo $a$. Indeed, consider pairs $(F_i,F_{i+1})$ modulo $a$. ...
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How to prove the convergence of $\lambda_n = \frac{f_{n+1}}{f_n}$?

A question about the fibonacci sequence. I have a sequence: $$\lambda_n = \frac{f_{n+1}}{f_n}$$ While $f_n$ is the fibonacci sequence. I also have the equation: $$ 0 = x^2 - x -1$$ And i know ...
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Why the number of subsets S ⊂ {1,…,n} without an odd number of consecutive integers is F(n+1)?

I have two questions about the Fibonacci sequence: I read from Wikipedia: 1) The number of subsets S ⊂ {1,...,n} without an odd number of consecutive integers is F(n+1). 2) The number of ...
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Reccurence Relation of Subsets

How many subsets does the set S = {1,2,...,n} have that contain no two consecutive integers? Assuming that the number of subsets is f(n), you need to find a recurrence relation and its initial ...
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Product of consecutive Fibonacci numbers divisibility

Prove that the product of any $k$ consecutive Fibonacci numbers is divisible by the product of the first $k$ Fibonacci numbers. We can try to show that for every prime $p$, the power of $p$ appearing ...
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Fibonacci divisibility

Prove Fibonacci divisiblilty..
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Square Fibonacci numbers

Are there Fibonacci numbers other than $F_0 = 0 = 0^2, F_1 = F_2 = 1 = 1^2,$ and $F_{12} = 144 = 12^2$ which are square numbers? If not, what is the proof?
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Fibonacci inequality

If $F_n$ denotes the $n$-th Fibonacci number ($F_0 = 0, F_1 = 1, F_{n+2} = F_{n+1} + F_n$), show that the inequalities $F_{2n-2} < F_n^2 < F_{2n-1}$ hold for all $n ≥ 3$.
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Recurrence Fibonacci Sequence Proof

I'm having troubles proving that in a fibonacci sequence if n is divisible by four, then Fn is divisible by three So when Fn is 6, n is 8 and so on. I was thinking maybe I could use mod 3 or mod 4 ...
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Understanding this pattern behind the Fibonacci sequence

To be honest, I'm pretty awful at mathematics however, when up till 6AM I do like to do random things throughout the night to keep me occupied. Tonight, I began playing with the Fibonacci sequence in ...
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Uniform Convergence for a sequence of functions defined by recurrence

The following is a problem that I can't solve, and I need some tips: Problem: For $x>-1$, define $f_1(x) = x,\ f_{n+1}=\dfrac{1}{1+f_n(x)}$. Find the limit function $f(x)$ and all the subsets of ...
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Proving an equation dealing with Fibonacci numbers

Prove that: $f(2 \cdot k) = f(k) \cdot f(k) + f(k - 1) \cdot f(k - 1)$ Where $f(k)$ is the kth Fibonacci number. Also prove that: $f(2 \cdot  k + 1) = f(k) \cdot  f(k + 1) + f(k - 1)  \cdot f(k)$ ...
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How to show that the limit of a fibonacci sequence equates to 1 as n goes to infinity

$$\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{f_{n+1} f_{n-1}}{f_n^2} = 1$$ I tried expanding both the numerator and denominator to probably cancel out but that did not work... I also split it up into different ...
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Prove $f_{n}^{2} = f_{n-2}f_{n+2}+(-1)^{n}$ $n\ge 3$

Prove $f_{n}^{2} = f_{n-2}f_{n+2}+(-1)^{n}, n\ge 3$ (For the sake of space, I'm going to skip the basis step and move straight to the inductive step.) Inductive Step: Assume P(n) is true, prove ...
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Proof of: $f_{n}^{2} = f_{n-1}f_{n+1}+(-1)^{n+1}$

So I'm going over some examples of recursion and Fibonacci Sequences for my quiz tomorrow and I'm a bit lost after a certain point. Prove $f_{n}^{2} = f_{n-1}f_{n+1}+(-1)^{n+1}$ $n\geq 2$ Basis ...
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Inductive proof of the property $f(k+2)=f(k)+f(k+1)$ for the numbers given in terms of the golden ratio [duplicate]

Help prove through induction that $f(k+2)=f(k)+f(k+1)$ using the golden ratio $\frac1{\sqrt5}\phi^n-\frac1{\sqrt5}\left(\frac{1-\sqrt5}2\right)^n$ $F_{n+2}=F_n+F_{n+1}$, using golden ration $f_n = ...
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Mean and Variance of Fibonacci Numbers

I would like to ask the community for feedback regarding the following two conjectures of mine: $\textbf{Conjecture 1}$ Let $\mathcal{F}_N^- = \{F_n:-N \leq n < 0\}$, i.e. be the set of Fibonacci ...
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What's the point of Fermat (and other) numbers?

The title says it all. I mean anybody can can make up a sequence like Fn = (F(n-1) - 1)^3 + 3 or something like that- why is Fermat (or Fibonacci or whatever) numbers better or more important?
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how to calculate a modified fibonacci via matrix exponentiation

If I modify the fibonacci recurrence to be the following way: f(0) = 1 f(1) = 1 f(N) = f(N - 1) + f(N - 2) + 1 Is it possible to represent this recurrence in a matrix equation similar to the one ...
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geometric proof for fibonacci numbers identity with sum of two squares

Induction Proof: Fibonacci Numbers Identity with Sum of Two Squares The link above gives the induction proof does a geometric proof using the squares with Fibonacci length exist for this?
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Does this sequence contain all positive integers?

Set $a_1 = 1$. Then $a_n$ is chosen to be the smallest distinct positive integer such that $$\frac{\sum_{i = 1}^n a_i}{n}$$ is a Fibonacci number. If my calculations are correct, the sequence starts ...
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Use Fibonacci number to prove that is the integer that is closest to another number

Hi everyone, I don't really understand the problem. I have the following hint, but I don't know how to work it.
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Proof for $\gcd(F_m,F_n)=F_{\gcd(n,m)}$ [duplicate]

I saw many questions/answers, where: $$\gcd(F_m,F_n)=F_{\gcd(n,m)}$$ is taken as a fact. But how can I actually prove that this is true?
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Find the sum of an infinite series of Fibonacci numbers divided by doubling numbers. [duplicate]

How would I find the sum of an infinite number of fractions, where there are Fibonacci numbers as the numerators (increasing by one term each time) and numbers (starting at one) which double each time ...
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$\binom{n} {0} F_0+\binom{n}{1} F_1+\binom{n}{2} F_2+\cdots +\binom{n}{n} F_n=F_{2n}$

Please help! I need help on my assignment for discrete mathematics! Prove the following identity: $\binom{n} {0} F_0+\binom{n}{1} F_1+\binom{n}{2} F_2+\cdots +\binom{n}{n} F_n=F_{2n}$ I need to ...
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Symmetric Fibonacci images

I was playing with the Turtle module in Python and decided to try plotting the Fibonacci series with the following scheme where $f_n$ is the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number: Rotate the turtle $k (f_n ...
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Proof of a formula for generalized Fibonacci numbers

I have done the verification for $$U_rU_{n−1} − U_{r−1}U_n = (−1)^{r−1}U_{n−r}$$ I realized when I was doing for $n=k+1$, the expression $U_rU_k − U_{r−1}U_{k+1}$ would not equate to ...
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Calculating the hitting probability using the strong markov property

We have the following Markov chain. $X_n=(F_{n-1},F_n)$ where $F_0=0, F_1=1$ and with probability 1/2 $F_{n+1}$ is the difference of $F_{n-1}$ and $F_{n}$ and with probability 1/2 the sum. I have to ...
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How to find $\sum_{n = 0}^{ \infty} \frac{F_n}{3^n}$

How can I find $$\sum_{n = 0}^{ \infty} \frac{F_n}{3^n}$$ If I know that the generating function for the Fibonacci sequence is $G(t) = \frac{t}{1 - t - t^2}$?
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Proof a number is Fibonacci number

I have a question regarding the proof that a number n is a Fibonacci number if and only if $5n^2-4$ or $5n^2+4$ is a perfect square. I don't understand the second part of the proof: knowing that ...
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Proof of ${F(n+4)}^{4} - {4F(n+3)}^{4} - {19F(n+2)}^{4} - {4F(n+1)}^{4}+{F(n)}^{4} = -6$

Observe: \begin{matrix} F(n)|&{F(n)}^{4}& - {4F(n+1)}^{4}& - {19F(n+2)}^{4}&- {4F(n+3)}^{4}&{F(n+4)}^{4}& = -6\\ 1|& 1& -4& -304& -324& 625&=-6\\ ...
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Applying Fibonacci Fast Doubling Identities

So I sort of understand of how these identities came about from reading this article. $F_{2n+1} = F_{n}^2 + F_{n+1}^2$ $F_{2n} = 2F_{n+1}F{n}-F_{n}^2 $ But I don't understand how to apply them. ...