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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Help with induction proof for formula connecting Pascal's Triangle with Fibonacci Numbers

I am in the middle of writing my own math's paper on the topic of Pascal's Triangle. During the investigation I have came up with a formula for counting elements of Fibonacci Sequence using the ...
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Fibonacci Proof with Induction [duplicate]

$$f(n) = \left\{\begin{matrix} 0 & n=1\\ 1 & n=2\\ f_{n-1} + f_{n-2} & n\geqslant 2\end{matrix}\right.$$ How can I prove by induction that $$f_{n} \geq \left ( 1.5 \right )^{n-1}$$ ...
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Fibonacci Proof Using Induction

$$f(n) = \left\{\begin{matrix} 0 & n=1\\ 1 & n=2\\ f_{n-1} + f_{n-2} & n\geqslant 2\end{matrix}\right.$$ How can I prove by induction that $$f_{n} \leq \left ( \frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2} ...
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Fibonacci proof by induction

I have fibonacci numbers defined as such: $$ f(n) = f(n-1) + f(n-2)$$with$$ f(0) = 0 $$$$f(1) = 1$$ I have to prove that $$ F(n) \geq 1.5^{n-1}, n \geq 6$$ Base Case: $$ f(6) = 8 \geq (1.5)^5 ...
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What is the sum of Fibonacci reciprocals?

How can I calculate $\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{F_n}$, where $F_0=0$, $F_1=1$ and $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$? Empirically, the result is around $3.35988566$. Is there a "more mathematical way" to ...
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A Fibonacci series

Let $F_n$ be the $n^{th}$ term of the Fibonacci sequence. That is, $F_1 = F_2 = 1$ and $F_n$ is defined recursively for $n\geq3$ by $F_n = F_{n-2}+F_{n-1}$. It is a known fact that $$ ...
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how to use Newton's polynomials calculate this?

Say we have Fibonacci recurrence: $ F_{n+2}=F_{n+1}+F_n$, with $F_0=1,F_1=1$ We can write $F_n = a \alpha^n + b \beta ^n$, so how do we use Newton's polynomials to determine the value of $\alpha^r + ...
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a manipulation of Fibonacci recurrence

Let $F_n$ be the Fibonacci number, and we know $F_{n+2} = F_{n+1} + F_{n} $ with $F_0 =1,F_1 = 1$ And this can be manipulated to $F_{n+6} = 4F_{n+3} + F_n$ if we let n be a multiple of 3, we can ...
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Sum $\frac{1}{1\times2}+\frac{1}{1\times3}+\frac{1}{2\times5}+\frac{1}{3\times8}+\cdots$

If $f_n$ is the Fibonacci series, with $1,1,2,3,5,8,\ldots$ prove that $$\sum_{i=2}^\infty\frac{1}{f_{i-1}\cdot f_{i+1}} = 1$$ So my idea was to try to convert this series into a telescoping sum ...
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Fibonacci numbers and golden ratio: $\Phi = \lim \sqrt[n]{F_n}$

Let $\Phi$ be the golden ratio and $F_n$ be the usual Fibonacci numbers. How can I derive the following formula? $$ \Phi = \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} \sqrt[n]{F_n} $$ I know the usual relation $$ ...
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Prove the given property of the Fibonacci numbers

I found in one of the books I read a lot of interesting properties of fibonacci numbers and among others this one in particular: For all $n \in \mathbb N$, $F_{n+1} F_{n-1} - F_n^2 = (-1)^n$. I ...
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Limit of ratio of successive n-nacci numbers?

The n-nacci numbers are defined as $${}_nF_k = {}_nF_{k - 1} + {}_nF_{k - 2} + \cdots + {}_nF_{k - n + 1}$$ Now, it's pretty well-known that the limit of successive $2$-nacci numbers (i.e. the ...
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What is the relation between this binary number with no two 1 side by side and fibonacci sequence?

I saw this pattern of binary numbers with constraints first number should be 1 , and two 1's cannot be side by side. Now as an example ...
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Generating function for squared fibonacci numbers

We know that generating function for fibonacci numbers is $$B(x)=\frac{x}{1-x-x^2}$$ How can we calculate $B(x)^2$? I thought that, if we have $B(x)=F_n*x^n$ then $$B(x)*B(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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Generating function for kind of sum of Fibonacci numbers

Let's have a sequence $$a_n = \sum_{i=0}^n F_iF_{n-i}$$ where $F_n$ is n-th Fibonacci number. I tried to solve it somehow, but i'm pretty stuck. Defining Fibonacci numbers $$b_0=0, b_1=1, ...
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How do I calculate the number of members in a limited Fibonacci series? [duplicate]

Looking for an algorithm that will give me the number of members that will result from calculating a Fibonacci series, given a particular limit. For example, if I start the series at 1 and limit my ...
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Generalisation of Fibonacci

Somehow a generalisation of the fibonacci numbers, do numbers created by the formula $ F(n) = F(n-1) + [F(n-1)-F(n-2)+F(n-3)-F(n-4)+F(n-5)-F(n-6).....]$ with $F(1) = 1$ have a specific name?
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Fibonacci Sequence and odd/even addition [duplicate]

Prove that f0 – f1 + f2 - … - f2n-1 + f2n = f2n-1 – 1. For n is all positive numbers. I have an idea to what I must do, but I can't figure what the base case is. I think it is f(0) = 0 and f(1) = 1. ...
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No advantage to the closed form for Fibonacci numbers?

The closed forms for the Fibonacci sequence, such as: $$F_n=\frac{\varphi^n-\widehat\varphi^n}{\sqrt5}=\frac{\varphi^n}{\sqrt5}-\frac{\widehat\varphi^n}{\sqrt5}\;,$$ the Binet formula, do not seem ...
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Question on Proof that the Fibonacci Word is Sturmian

I am currently reading a text where it is proved that the infinite Fibonacci Word $u$ defined as the limit of the sequence $$ u_n = \varphi^n(0) $$ where the morphism is given by $\varphi(0) = 01, ...
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Proof by induction that if $n \in \mathbb N$ then it can be written as sum of different Fibonacci numbers

Proof that every natural number $n\in \mathbb N$, can be written as the sum of different Fibonacci numbers between $F_2,F_3,\ldots,F_k,\ldots$. For example: $32 = 21 + 8+3 = F_8+F_6+F_4$ Research ...
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Proof by induction of a Fibonacci relation [duplicate]

We know: $F_0 = 0$ $F_1 = 1$ $F_i = F_{i-1} + F_{i-2}$ for $i \geq 2$ Prove by induction: $F_i = \dfrac{\phi^i-{\phi^{*}}^i}{\sqrt{5}}$ where $\phi = (1+\sqrt{5}) / 2$ and $\phi = (1-\sqrt{5}) / ...
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how to find nth term of different fibonacci series with golden ratio [duplicate]

what i know : if i want to find $Nth$ term of a fibonacci series like : 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 ....... then to find $6th$ term we use golden ratio ...
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Fibonacci proof by Strong Induction

Prove by strong induction that for a ∈ A we have $F_a + 2F_{a+1} = F_{a+4} − F_{a+2}.$ $F_a$ is the $a$'th element in the Fibonacci sequence
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Limit of Ratio of Adjacent Fibonacci numbers $\to \phi$ [duplicate]

We define the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number as $a_1 = a_2 = 1$ and $a_n = a_{n-1} + a_{n-2}$ for $n \geq 3$. Consider $$ \lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}. $$ I wrote a script and found that this ...
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Does every prime divide some Fibonacci number?

I am tring to show that $\forall a \in \Bbb P\; \exists n\in\Bbb N : a|F_n$, where $F$ is the fibonacci sequence defined as $\{F_n\}:F_0 = 0, F_1 = 1, F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$ $(n=2,3,...)$. How can ...
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Prove that a Fibonacci number is greater than $ φ^n$

How can I prove the following: If $f_n$ is a number of the Fibonacci sequence and φ= $\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}2$, then $f_n > φ^n$ for every $n >2$? I have tried using induction but I can't ...
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partial Fibonacci summation

Let $F_{n}$ be the n-th Fibonacci number. How to calculate the summation like following: $\sum_{n \geq 0} F_{3n} \cdot 2^{-3n}$
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Proof by mathematical induction - Fibonacci numbers and matrices

Using mathematical induction I am to prove: $ \left( \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 \end{array} \right)^n $ = $ \left( \begin{array}{ccc} F_{n+1} & F_n \\ F_n & F_{n-1} ...
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Prove that the limit of two consecutive fibonacci numbers EXISTS. [duplicate]

Using the definition of Fibonacci numbers, $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$, I can prove that the limit of $\frac{F_{n+1}}{F_n}$ as $n\to\infty$ is $\phi$ if we assume that the limit exists. How can we prove ...
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Calculate Number of ways to make the grid

We wish to tile a grid of size Nx2 with rectangles (dominoes) of 2x1 (in either orientation).For given N I need to find the number of different ways to tile the grid. EXAMPLE : For N=1 answer is 1 ...
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Sequence of $r_n:=\frac{x_{n+1}}{x_n}$ where $x_n$ is a sequence

Let $f:X\rightarrow X$ be a function on some complete metric space $(X,d)$. Let, $x_n$ is a sequence in the metric space defined by $x_{n+1}=f(x_n)$ and starting from $x_0$. My questions are (1) ...
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How to go about solving this recurrence relation?

In my discrete math class we were given the problem of finding an explicit formula for this recurrence relation and proving its correctness via induction. $$a_n=2a_{n-1}+a_{n-2}+1, a_1 = 1, a_2=1.$$ I ...
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For the Fibonacci sequence prove that $\sum_{i=1}^n F_i= F_{n+2} - 1$

For the Fibonacci sequence $F_1=F_2=1$, $F_{n+2}=F_n+F_{n+1}$, prove that $$\sum_{i=1}^n F_i= F_{n+2} - 1$$ for $n\ge 1$. I don't quite know how to approach this problem. Can someone help and ...
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Where do the first two numbers of Fibonacci Sequence come from? [duplicate]

I'm trying to code a simple algorithm that prints out the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number. However, my program requires the initial seed values $F_0 = 0$ and $F_1 = 1$, when I'm hopeful I can figure ...
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asymptotics of $F_n = F_{k-1} F_{n-k-1} + F_{k-1} F_{n-k} + F_{k-2} F_{n-k} $

Starting from $F_n = F_{k-1} F_{n-k-1} + F_{k-1} F_{n-k} + F_{k-2} F_{n-k} $ and letting $F_k \approx \phi^k$, I am hoping to find the corresponding statement for the Golden ratio: $\phi^n = 2 ...
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Prove that Binet's formula gives an integer, using the binomial theorem

I am given $$ F_n = \frac{\varphi^n - \psi^n}{\sqrt{5}} $$ where, $\varphi = \frac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $\psi = \frac{1 - \sqrt{5}}{2}$. The textbook states that it's equal to the $n$-th Fibonacci ...
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How to prove that Fibonacci number is integer?

How to prove that formula for Fibonacci numbers are always integers, for all $n$: $$ F_n = \frac{\varphi^n - \psi^n}{\sqrt{5}} $$ where, $\varphi = \frac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $\psi = \frac{1 - ...
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Proof by induction involving fibonacci numbers

The Fibonacci numbers are defined as follows: $f_0=0$, $f_1=1$, and $f_n=f_{n−1}+f_{n−2}$ for $n≥2$. Prove each of the following three claims: (i) For each $n≥0$, $f_{3n}$ is even. (ii) For each ...
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Inequality with Fibonacci numbers

The sequence $F_n$ of natural numbers defined by equation $F_{n+2}=F_{n+1}+F_{n}$, with $F_0=0, F_1=1$ is called the Fibonacci sequence. The n-th term in the sequence is called the n-th Fibonacci ...
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Number of bitstrings with $000$ as substring

I have $F_n$ number of bitstrings that have $000$, How would I prove that for $n \ge 4$ , $a_n = a_{n-1} +a_{n-2}+a_{n-3}+ 2^{n-3}$? Now there are many ways to go about this but if I choose starting ...
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Sum of digits in Fibonacci sequence

This is my first question here so please go easy on me. If you add the digits of each number on the Fibonacci sequence until your number is less than 10, it seems that you get a pattern of 24 numbers ...
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How to prove this is a rational number

I'm not sure how to prove this is a rational number $\frac{q}{m}$, can some one show me? $$\frac{q}{m}=\frac{(\frac{1+\sqrt5}{2})^n - (\frac{1-\sqrt5}{2})^n}{\sqrt5}$$
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Formula for binary sequences of length m with no n consecutive 1s?

Formula for binary sequences of length $m$ with no $n$ consecutive $1$s? I know The number of binary strings of length $m$ without consecutive $1$s is the Fibonacci number $F_{m+2}$. But how about ...
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Is this number rational or irrational?

Start writing down the Fibonacci numbers, using two digits for each one 01 01 02 03 05 08 13 21 34 55 ... Eventually you will reach three digit numbers. When ...
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Solve Recurrence Equation with Induction

Question: Given the recurrence equation for the recursive Fibonacci sequence program: $T(n) = T(n-1) + T(n-2) + b$ $T(0) = T(1) = a$ Using induction, show that $T(n) \leq f(n)$, where $f(n) = c2^n, ...
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Why does $\frac{1 }{ 99989999}$ generate the Fibonacci sequence?

$\frac{1}{99989999} = 1.00010002000300050008001300210034005500890144... \times 10^{-8}$ (Link), which includes the Fibonacci sequence $(1\ 1\ 2\ 3\ 5\ 8\ 13\ 21\ 55\ 89\ 144\ldots )$. This is ...
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Proving that $fib(n) < (5/3)^n$ for $n \ge 1$ by induction

I know this has been shown before here but no post really answered my question. I had this problem given to me as an induction practice problem and I couldn't solve it without help. When I got the ...
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Fibonacci numbers expressed as squares of lower Fibonacci numbers

I am no mathematician so my apologies for my ignorance. I notice that every number in the Fibonacci series can be expressed as a previous Fibonacci number squared plus or minus (alternating) another ...
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Source for relationship between $d$-ary Fibonacci numbers and generalized golden ratio?

I am not a mathematician (but a computer scientist) and stumbled across the following in the analysis of an algorithm (Berthold Vöcking: How Asymmetry Helps Load Balancing). The author gives Knuth: ...