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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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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Non integer Fibonacci numbers

I'm pretty sure we're all familiar with the Fibonacci sequence. Most people with more than passing knowledge of this most marvelous gem are aware of the Binet formula, $Fib(n) = (\varphi^n - ...
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Interpolated Fibonacci numbers - real or complex?

The common Binet-formula for the Fibonacci-numbers $$ f_n = {\varphi^n- (1-\varphi)^n \over \sqrt 5 } \small {\qquad \qquad \text{ where }\varphi={1+\sqrt 5\over 2}}$$ allows interpolation to ...
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How many $a$-nary sequences of length $b$ never have $c$ consecutive occurrences of a digit?

Let $S(a,b,c): = \#\{a$-nary sequences of length $b$ without $c$ consecutive occurrences of a digit$\}$. For example, $S(2,n,3)$ would be the number of binary sequences of length $n$ without $3$ ...
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Expressing Fibonacci numbers as the sum of squares.

As we know that by observation, the Fibonacci numbers ($F_0=0$, $F_1=1$, $F_{n}=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$) have the identity $$F_{2k+1}=F_k^2 + F_{k+1}^2.$$ In particular, if $n$ is odd, then $F_n$ is a sum of ...
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Fibonacci combinatorial identity

Can someone explain how to prove the following identity involving Fibonacci sequence $F_n$ $F_{2n} = {n \choose 0} F_0 + {n\choose 1} F_1 + ... {n\choose n} F_n$ ?
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Asking About Binomial Sum Related to Fibonacci

How would I prove $$ \sum\limits_{i,j\ge 0} {n-i \choose j} {n-j \choose i}=F_{2n+1} $$ where $n$ is a nonnegative integer and $\{F_n\}_{n\ge 0}$ is a sequence of Fibonacci numbers? Thank you very ...
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Does this mean some Wall-Sun-Sun primes have already been found?

In the PrimeGrid project statistics page for Wall-Sun-Sun Prime Search, it says, Wall-Sun-Suns ... 2 Near Wall-Sun-Suns ... 208 However, all the internet search ...
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Fibonacci applied to human population living to dead ratio problem

If this forum is not the right one for my question, please redirect it. I do not know where to ask it. The question might seem tongue-in-cheek, believe me it's not! Last week to occupy my mind, I ...
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Help with a proof I can't quite

Let $(F_j)^\infty_{j=1}$ be the sequence of Fibonacci numbers. For all $n \in \mathbb{N}$, $\sum\limits_{k=1}^{2n-1}F_kF_{k+1}=(F_{2n})^2$. I handled the base case quite well but couldn't go very ...
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Magic Squares with Lucas and Fibonacci Numbers

I am quite curious about can we construct magic squares using only Lucas and Fibonacci numbers(of course not repeating them? If yes, how can we construct them? And if not , what is the proof?
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Inequality of Lucas Numbers

Can it be shown that \begin{align} \frac{1}{\ln(1+L_{n}) -1} \geq \frac{L_{n}}{(L_{n}-1)(e^{L_{n}}-1)} \end{align} where $L_{n}$ is the $n^{th}$ Lucas number. Show results in full detail.
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Linear combination of numbers: Express the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number in terms of known constants.

Given the concept that any number can be expressed as a combination of other numbers can the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number be expressed in terms of $\zeta(3)$ and $\ln(2/e)$ ? If possible, show all work ...
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Number of Fibonacci numbers in a range

The definition of the Fibonacci numbers is given by: $$\begin{align}f_1 &= 1;\\ f_2 &= 2;\\ f_n &= f_{n-1} + f_{n-2},\qquad (n >= 3); \end{align}$$ now we are given two numbers $a$ ...
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Summation of Fibonacci numbers $F_n$ with $n$ odd vs. even

Compare the summation below: $$\begin{align} \smash[b]{\sum_{i=1}^n F_{2i-1}}&=F_1+F_3+F_5+\cdots+F_{2n-1}\\ &=1+2+5+\cdots+F_{2n-1}\\ &=F_{2n}\\ \end{align} $$ with this one: ...
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Using matrices to calculate fibonacci?

I have been told a couple of times it possible to calculate the fibonacci sequence much quicker using matrices but I never understood/they never elaborated. Would somebody be able to show how this ...
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Check if the number is a result of multiplying two fibonacci numbers

Is there a way to check if a given number is a result of multiplication of two fibonacci numbers? Any theory/characteristics allowing to quickly decline some of these given numbers?
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How to prove Fibonacci sequence with matrices?

How do you prove that: $$ \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1\\ 1 & 0 \end{pmatrix}^n = \begin{pmatrix} F_{n+1} & F_n\\ F_{n} & F_{n-1} \end{pmatrix}$$
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Fibonacci binary (only 1's and 0's) how to get it

i know what fibonacci numbers are $ F_{n+2}=F_{n+1}+F_{n} $ but what is the case of fibonacci binary string which has only 1 and 0 ? how could i get this string :D is just taking the fibonacci ...
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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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Modular Fibonacci series

My second observation is the following. Let $p$ be a prime not equal to $5$. Then $5$ is a quadratic residue modulo $p$ if and only if $p\equiv\pm1\pmod5$. And $5$ is not a quadratic residue modulo ...
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The generating function for the Fibonacci numbers

$$1+z+2z^2+3z^3+5z^4+8z^5+13z^6+...=\frac{1}{1-(z+z^2)}$$ The coefficients are Fibonacci numbers $\left\{1,1,3,5,8,13,21,...\right\}$. Please HELP. Thanks guys.
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Relation between series and equations

There is following quotes from wiki on Plastic number: The powers of the plastic number $A(n) = ρ^n$ satisfy the recurrence relation $A(n) = A(n − 2) + A(n − 3)$ for $n > 2$. And 2nd is that ...
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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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Help with Induction proof on Fibonacci sequence?

I can't seem to solve this problem. It is: The Fibonacci numbers $F(0), F(1), F(2),\dots $ are defined as follows: $F(0) ::= 0$ $F(1) ::= 1$ $F(n) ::= F(n-1) + F(n-2)\qquad(\forall n \ge 2 $) ...
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Fibonacci Quadratic Residue

After some research I have came up with a conjecture on fibonacci quadtratic residue: ...
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Factoring for Strong Induction for Fibonacci Sequence

Fibonacci: prove the following theorem: define the Fibonacci sequence $\left\{ a_n\right\}_{n=0}^{\infty}$ by $a_0=a_1=1$ and for integers $k>1$, $a_k=a_{k-1}+a_{k-2}$. Then, for each integer $n$, ...
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Successively longer sums of consecutive Fibonacci numbers: pattern?

Consider the following: $$\begin{align} F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}&=F_n\\ F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}+F_{n-3}&=F_{n-1}+F_{n-1}\\ &=2F_{n-1}\\ F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}+F_{n-3}+F_{n-4}&=F_n+F_{n-2}\\ &=L_{n-1}\\ ...
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Understanding Recursive algorithm using FIB

I am studying for an exam, and I came across this question, I think I got the answer correct, just need some validation. ...
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Could Fibonacci numbers be related to Riemann zeros?

this is my question can tghe fibonacci numbers $$ F_{n+2} =F_{n+1} +F_{n} $$ be related to the zeros of the Riemann zeta function ?? i heard that in the webpage ...
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Remainder of a high fibonacci number

I found a question in my assessment book: What is the remainder when the 1995th number of the fibonacci sequence is divided by 8? How to solve?
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Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio

I've been asked to show that $x_n \rightarrow L$ as $n \rightarrow \infty$ where $x_n = F_{n+1}/F_{n}$ for $n \in \mathbb{Z}^+$, where $F_n$ denotes the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number. I am supposed to use ...
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Proof by induction on Fibonacci numbers: show that $f_n\mid f_{2n}$

I was studying Mathematical Induction when I came across the following problem: The Fibonacci numbers are the sequence of numbers defined by the linear recurrence equation- $f_n = f_{n-1} + ...
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Fibonacci using proof by induction: $\sum_{i=1}^{n-2}F_i=F_n-2$

everyone. I have been assigned an induction problem which requires me to use induction with the Fibonacci sequence. The summation states: $$\sum_{i=1}^{n-2}F_i=F_n-2\;,$$ with $F_0=F_1=1$. I ...
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Fibonacci trick and proving it. [duplicate]

I am trying to learn Fibonacci tricks and I have one that I can not prove. I know it works because Ive tried it multiple times but I have not a clue how to prove. Here it is: ...
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Question about generating function of kind of fibonacci partial sum

$F_n$ here is $n$-th fibonacci number We know that $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \left(\sum_{k=0}^n F_kF_{n-k}\right)x^n$$ is a generating function of multiplying two G.F: $a_n =\langle F_n \rangle$ and $b_n = ...
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Interesting a Fibonacci quesiton. Need help.

Alice claims that she knows another formula for the Fibonacci numbers: Fn = $e^{n/2−1}$ for $n = 1,2,\cdots$ (where $e = 2.718281828$... is, naturally, the base of the natural logarithm). Is she ...
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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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Summation involving Fibonacci numbers

Find: $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty \sum_{k=0}^n \frac{F_{2k}F_{n-k}}{10^n} $$ where $F_n$ is $n$-th Fibonacci number.
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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

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 ...