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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Prove $F_{n+1}F_{n-1}-(F_{n})^2=(-1)^n$ without induction

I am asked to pove the statement about fibonacci sequence. The task is from the passage about series and sequences. But the proof seems to need induction way, doesn't it? Prove the statement ...
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Fibonacci numbers divisible by $9$

The $n$th Fibonacci number $F_n$ is defined as follows,$$F_1=F_2=1\mbox{ and } F_{n+2}=F_{n+1}+F_{n}\mbox{ for } n\geq 1$$ I want to know how many of the first $1000$ Fibonacci numbers are divisible ...
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Non-isomorphic combinatorial classes with growth rate equal to the golden ratio?

In a couple of weeks, I'm giving a talk about the growth rates of some combinatorial classes. In the introduction, I thought I'd present the class of tilings of a $n\!\times\!2$ strip with dominos, ...
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Why doesn't this induction “proof ”show $f_n = (\phi)^n + (1-\phi)^n$?

Here, $\phi$ is the golden ratio and $f_n$ is the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number. The formula I'm using is actually the closed form of the Lucas numbers. Let $n = 1$. Then $f_n = 1$ and $\phi + 1 - \phi ...
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Induction Proof: Formula for Fibonacci Numbers as Odd and Even Piecewise Function

How can we prove by induction the following? $ F_{n+1} = \left\{ \begin{array}{l l} F_{n/2}^2+F_{(n+2)/2}^2 & \quad \text{if $n$ is even}\\ ...
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Induction Proof: Formula for Sum of n Fibonacci Numbers

I am stuck though on the way to prove this statement of fibonacci numbers by induction : my steps: definition: $F_{0}:=0, F_{1}:=1 $ and $F_{n}:=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$ The Hypothesis is: $\sum_{i=0}^{n} ...
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Is there a closed form equation for fibonacci(n) modulo m?

Basically I am curious if there's a direct way to calculate fibonacci(n) modulo m with a closed form formula so I don't have to bother with matrix exponentials.
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fibonacci question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recurrence relation, Fibonacci numbers $(a)$ Consider the recurrence relation $a_{n+2}a_n = a^2 _{n+1} + 2$ with $a_1 = a_2 = 1$. $(i)$ Assume that all $a_n$ are ...
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What does $F^2_n$ mean?

In this Wikipedia entry on Cassini's identity, I saw this equation: $F_{n-1}F_{n+1}-F^2_n=(-1)^n$ $F^2_n$, what does that mean? Is it a summation signs for n to 2? I don't know what it means.
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Recurrence relation, Fibonacci numbers

$(a)$ Consider the recurrence relation $a_{n+2}a_n = a^2 _{n+1} + 2$ with $a_1 = a_2 = 1$. $(i)$ Assume that all $a_n$ are integers. Prove that they are all odd and the integers $a_n$ and $a_{n+1}$ ...
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Fibonacci conjecture: $(F_{n+5})^2 - (F_n)^2 = 3((F_{n+3})^2 - (F_{n+2})^2) + 8 F_{n+2} F_{n+3} $.

So this is the question I have The Fibonacci sequence is a recurrence system given by $$F_1 = 1, \ F_2 = 1, \ F_{n+2} = F_{n+1} + F_n \qquad (n = 1, 2, 3, \ldots).$$ This question concerns the ...
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Another Bijective proof for Fibonacci Identities

I'm going through a past exam, and this question popped up: Prove: $3P_n = P_{n-2} + P_{n+2},\,n>2$ Where $\tilde{P}_j = \{\textrm{monomer-dimer pavings on a } 1\times j \textrm{ board}\}$ and ...
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Bijective Proof of a Fibonacci Identity

Prove (Using bijections): $F_{1}+F_{3}+\cdots+F_{2n-1}=F_{2n}$ Where $F_{i}$ is the $i$th Fibonacci number. Apparently you use monomers and dimers to prove this, but I don't really know what to ...
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How many ways to reach $1$ from $n$ by doing $/13$ or $-7$?

How many ways to reach $1$ from $n$ by doing $/13$ or $-7$ ? (i.e., where $n$ is the starting value (positive integer) and $/13$ means division by $13$ and $-7$ means subtracting 7)? Let the number ...
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Diophantine equation: fermat numbers and fibonacci numbers

My question is how to find all solutions $(m,n)\in\mathbb N^2$ for $F_n=f_m$, where $F_n=2^{2^n}+1$ and $f_m$ is the $m$th fibonacci number: $f_0=0$, $f_1=1$ and $f_n+f_{n+1}=f_{n+2}$ for each ...
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Explaining a Fibonacci

Explain why the number below is not 299th Fibonacci number: 222232244629420445529739893461909967206666939096499764990979600 I need an explanation
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Primitive squareful Fibonacci numbers

In https://oeis.org/A065069 numbers $n$ such that Fibonacci($n$) is not squarefree, but for all proper divisors $k$ of $n$, Fibonacci($k$) is squarefree, are listed. OEIS gives a Mathematica program ...
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How to prove gcd of consecutive Fibonacci numbers is 1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prove that two any consecutive terms of Fibonacci sequence are relatively prime How to prove it ? Can you help me ? Let $f_n$ be Fibonacci Sequence. ...
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Fibonacci equality, proving it someway

$ F_{2n} = F_n(F_n+2F_{n-1}) $ $ F_n $ is a nth Fibonacci number. I tried by induction but i didn't get anywhere
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Computing nth term of fibonacci-like sequence for large n

Sum up to nth term of fibonacci sequence for very large n can be calculated in O($\log n$) time using the following approach: $$A = \begin{bmatrix} 1&1 \\\\1&0\end{bmatrix}^n$$ ...
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Fibonacci Matrix

I'm looking for a good way to find the matrix form of fibonacci equation, and also a more general implementation. I've looked all other the web and haven't found it. I'll be really thankfull to any ...
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Proof the following proposition: for all $n \geq 0, \mathrm{fib}(n) \leq n!$

I am a comp science undergrad and just started to learn proof. And I have been thinking about this question for a few days. How should I present my answer? Do I have to use the Binet's formula? Or can ...
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Proof about lucas numbers.

Define the Lucas numbers to be $$l_n = l_{n-1} + l_{n-2} $$ if $n \ge 2$ with initial conditions $l_0 = 2$ and $l_1= 1$. I "proved" by induction that $l_n = f_{n-1} + f_{n+1}$ for $n \ge 1$ (by ...
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Existence of 5-d centrally symmetric self-dual polytope

Does there exist a 5-dimensional centrally symmetric self-dual polytope?
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Proof for one of the Lucas problem

Can anybody provide a combinatorial proof or algebraic proof of following identity? $${n\choose 0 }+ {n-1\choose 1}+{n-2\choose 2}+ .. +{{n-\lfloor n/2\rfloor} \choose {\lfloor n/2\rfloor}} = ...
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How to solve for the $n$-th Fibonacci number that is greater than or equal to $N$?

The general formula for the $n$-th Fibonacci number is: $$\frac{\phi^n - (1 - \phi)^n}{\sqrt{5}}$$ where $$\phi = \frac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2}$$ Given $N$, is there a way to solve for $n$ in this ...
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Every natural number can be written as the sum of distinct Fibonacci numbers?

Can anyone hint me to prove: $\forall n\in \mathbb{N}: \exists$ Fibonacci numbers $ F_{i_1},\ldots,F_{i_k}$ such that: $$\sum F_{i_k}=n$$ Note: Every Fibonacci number can appear only once. Thanks
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Power Variant of Fibonacci sequence

I was trying to simplify the following sequence, such that I can calculate the $n$th term in $\log n$ time. This can be done, if we can express the $n$th in terms of combinations of Fibonacci like ...
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Need formula for sequence related to Lucas/Fibonacci numbers

I am trying to get a formula for the nth term of the following sequence: 2, 14, 22, 58, 266, 398, 1042, 4774, 7142, 18698, 85666, 128158, 335522,... It's not in OEIS and as far as I can tell ...
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How to solve tribonacci series [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fibonacci, tribonacci and other similar sequences Suppose my Tribonacci series is like this: \begin{equation} T(n) = T(n-1) + T(n-2) +T(n-3) \end{equation} with initial ...
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How to reduce the complexity of calculating the following summation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Summation of series of product of Fibonacci numbers Find $$\sum_{i=1}^{N-1}F_{i + 1} F_{N + 4 - i}$$ Is there a direct formula to calculate this, rather than actually ...
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How to remove the denominator?

I have the following expression for $n>3$: $$\frac{5\cdot(n-1)\cdot[8\cdot\operatorname{Luc}(n) + 5\cdot\operatorname{Luc}(n-1)] + [4\cdot\operatorname{Luc}(n-1) - ...
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Finding the kth n-anacci number

At this wolfram link the formula for the kth n-anacci number is given: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Fibonaccin-StepNumber.html#eqn8 (Eq. 4) Not sure if I understand correctly. If I want the fifth ...
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Fibonacci nth term

It is known that the nth term of the Fibonacci sequence can be found by the formula: $F_n = \frac{\phi^n - (-\phi)^{-n}}{\sqrt{5}}$, where $\phi$ is the golden ratio (1.618...). Would this be the ...
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Summation Of Product Of Fibonacci Numbers

Im trying to find out a general term for the following summation of products of fibonacci numbers:-- $$\sum_{k=4}^{n+1} F_{k}F_{n+5-k}\; , n \geq 3$$ I tried using Binet's equation but I am ...
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prove that $\operatorname{fib}(n)<{(5/3)}^n$

I am trying to prove that $$ \operatorname{fib}(n)<\left(\frac{5}{3}\right)^n $$ where $\operatorname{fib}(n)$ is the $n^{th}$ fibonacci number. For a proof I used induction, as we know ...
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Reducing this expression to simpler form

$\newcommand{\Fib}{\operatorname{Fib}}$I am trying to reduce this expression for the $n$th term of sequence $G$. $G[n]=\Fib(4) \times \Fib(n-1) + \Fib(5) \times \Fib(n-2) + \Fib(6) \times \Fib(n-3)+ ...
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Summation of series of product of Fibonacci numbers

What is the sum of following product of Fibonacci numbers $$\sum_{k=1}^{n-1} Fib(k)*Fib(n+3-k)$$ can anyone suggest only approach to find general term?
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Sum of product of Fibonacci numbers

I want to calculate the sum of product of Fibonacci number for a given $n$. That is, for given $n$, say $$F_1 F_n + F_2 F_{n-1} + F_3 F_{n-2} + F_4 F_{n-3} + F_5 F_{n-4} + \cdots.$$ what should be ...
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Fibonacci numbers and proof by induction

Consider the Fibonacci numbers $F(0) = 0; F(1)=1; F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2)$. Prove by induction that for all $n>0$, $$F(n-1)\cdot F(n+1)- F(n)^2 = (-1)^n$$ I assume $P(n)$ is true and try to show ...
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Fibonacci and Lucas numbers related identities

We know that $H_n$ = $L_n + mF_n$, where $n = 0$ or $n > 0$ is simply relation between Fibonacci sequence and generalized Fibonacci-Lucas sequence. Are there any methods to prove the following ...
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Two sums with Fibonacci numbers

Find closed form formula for sum: $\displaystyle\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\sum_{k=0}^{n} \frac{F_{2k}F_{n-k}}{10^n}$ Find closed form formula for sum: $\displaystyle\sum_{k=0}^{n}\frac{F_k}{2^k}$ ...
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What will the recursion tree of Fibonacci series look like?

I am watching the Introduction to algorithm video, and the professor talks about finding a Fibonacci number in $\Theta(n)$ time at point 23.30 mins in the video. How is it $\Theta(n)$ time? Which ...
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Fibonacci numbers extended

I am so excited and enjoyed the both the proofs of my previous question on Fibonacci series. I am so interested and fascinating person on fib series/functions. I use to do some rough work in my ...
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Fibonacci function

Dear Professors and Mathematcians, Now, I am introducing Fibonacci sequence and function. Consider, $F(x)$ is a Fibonacci function and $f_n$ is Fibonacci sequence. For fixing the initial values by ...
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Fibonacci numbers of the form $5x^2+7$

Numerically I find the positive integer solution of the equation $F_n=5x^2+7$, where $F_n$ denotes the $n^\text{th}$ Fibonacci number, as $(n,x)=(16,14)$ and I guess that the only positive solution of ...
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Fibonacci Sequence Variants

I learnt about finding the $n$th Fibonacci number using matrix exponentiation in $\log n$ time. Then I tried finding similar formula for sequences of the form $$S_{n} = S_{n-1} + S_{n-2} + a n + b$$ ...
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Generating Function of Even Fibonacci

I was posed the following question recently on an exam: Determine the generating function of the even-indexed Fibonacci numbers $F_{2n}$ given that the generating function of Fibonacci numbers is ...
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Fibonacci sequence, strings without 00, and binomial coefficient sums [duplicate]

Refer to the sequence $S$ where $S_n$ denotes the number of n-bit strings that do not contain the pattern 00. By considering the number of n-bit strings with exactly i 0's, show that $\displaystyle ...
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Closed form solution of Fibonacci-like sequence

Could someone please tell me the closed form solution of the equation below. $$F(n) = 2F(n-1) + 2F(n-2)$$ $$F(1) = 1$$ $$F(2) = 3$$ Is there any way it can be easily deduced if the closed form ...