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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Proof a formula of the Fibonacci sequence with induction

It turns out that the Fibonacci sequence satisfies the following explicit formula: For all integers $F_{n} ≥ 0$, $F_{n} = \frac{1}{\sqrt{5}}[(\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2})^{n+1} - ...
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Are all totient values of Fibonacci Numbers distinct?

This question was inspired while I was seeing how certain recurrence relations would behave when I applied Multiplative Functions. Let $F_{n}$ be a sequence for which $F_{1}=1,F_{2}=1$, and ...
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Sum of inverse of Fibonacci numbers

If $F(n)$ is the nth Fibonacci number, How can I prove that: $$\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{F(i)}\approx 3.36\, .$$
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The sum of the Reciprocal of the Partial Sum of the Consecutive Fibonacci Numbers Series [closed]

How to prove that this conjecture is true for $n$th order Fibonacci number: $$1\le\sum_{n=1}^\infty\dfrac{1}{F_{n+2}-1}<2.5$$
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Use partial fractions to write $\frac{1}{x^2 + x – 1}$ as $\frac{A_1}{x – α_1} + \frac{A_2}{x – α_2}$ and write it as a power series

Find the roots $α_1$, $α_2$ of $x^2 + x – 1$ and use partial fractions to write $\frac{1}{x^2 + x – 1}$ as $\frac{A_1}{x – α_1} + \frac{A_2}{x – α_2}$ , for suitable $A_1, A_2$. Using the power series ...
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Prove that $\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}<2$ for every n>1 using induction

Fibonacci sequence of $a_n$: Prove that $\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}\leq2$ for every $n\geq1$. I was able to prove this using the base case: $$n=1 | n=2$$ ...
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Fibonacci modular results

Can any one give a generalization of the following properties in a single proof? I have checked the results, which I have given below by trial and error method. I am looking for a general proof, which ...
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Can $F_n^2-F_m^2$ be factored as a product of Fibonacci or Lucas numbers when $n-m$ is odd?

The Fibonacci and Lucas numbers are defined for all integers $n$ by the recurrence relations $$F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}\text{ where }F_1=1\text{ and }F_2=1,$$ $$L_n=L_{n-1}+L_{n-2}\text{ where }L_1=1\text{ ...
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Prove that $F_nF_{n+1}=\frac{1}{4}(F_{n+2}^2-F_{n-1}^2)$

The Fibonacci and Lucasnumbers are defined for all integers $n$ by the recurrence relations $$F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}\text{ where }F_1=1\text{ and }F_2=1,$$ $$L_n=L_{n-1}+L_{n-2}\text{ where }L_1=1\text{ ...
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Prove that for all $n \geq 1$, $F_{-n}$ = $(-1)^{n+1}F_n$ where F is the Fibonacci numbers.

Prove that for all $n \geq 1$, $F_{-n}$ = $(-1)^{n+1}F_n$ where F is the Fibonacci numbers. I've already shown that the formula holds for $n = 1$ and $n = 2$. So I supposed the formula holds for $n$ ...
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Proof Fibonacci derivation

I was wondering how to prove that $$f(n+m+2) = f(n+1)f(m+1) + f(n)f(m)$$ where $f$ is the fibonacci sequence and n, m are positive integers. Can be this done with induction? I'm lost with this ...
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Variations on Fibonacci Sequence

Do mathematicians use variations on the Fibonacci sequence? I'm thinking specifically about something like this: Start with three $1s$ and for each consecutive number, add the three previous number ...
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Is $\sum_{n,m \geq 0} F_n^m x^n y^m$ a rational generating function?

I am curious if the generating function defined by: $$ F(x,y)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \sum_{m=0}^{\infty} F_{n}^m x^n y^m$$ where $F_n$ is the $n$th fibonacci number, is a rational function. That is, Is ...
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General solution expressed in $a_0$ and $a_1$ of a Fibonacci-like sequence?

What is the general solution expressed in $a_0$ and $a_1$ of a Fibonacci-like sequence ? I mean if $a_0,a_1$ are given and $a_{n+1}:=a_n+a_{n-1}$ ...
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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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fibonacci recurrence problem. [duplicate]

The Fibonacci numbers Fn are defined by the recurrence Fn=Fn−1+Fn−2, with base cases F0=0 and F1=1. Prove that any non-negative integer can be written as the sum of distinct and non-consecutive ...
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How to prove that the Fibonacci sequence is periodic mod 5 without using induction?

The sequence $(F_{n})$ of Fibonacci numbers is defined by the recurrence relation $$F_{n}=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$$ for all $n \geq 2$ with $F_{0} := 0$ and $F_{1} :=1$. Without mathematical induction, ...
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Fibonacci n-step numbers

I have searched the web for a definition and I found that this are typically defined as $F^n_{m} = F^n_{m-1} + F^n_{m-2} + \dots + F^n_{m-n}$ where $n$ stands for the number of previous numbers who ...
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Why do ratios of these Fibonacci-type sequences approach $\pi$?

Define $A_n$ by $A_1=12$, $A_2=18$, and $A_n=A_{n-1}+A_{n-2}$ for $n\ge3$. Similarly define $B_n$ by $B_1=5$, $B_2=5$, and $B_n=B_{n-1}+B_{n-2}$ for $n\ge3$. Terms of $A_n$: $12, 18, 30, 48, ...
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Reference request for a divisibility property of Fibonacci numbers

Define the Fibonacci numbers $F_n$ by $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$ and initial values $F_0=0$ and $F_1=1.$ I would like to get a reference for the following result: If $p$ is a prime number with $p \equiv ...
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Proof that Fibonacci Sequence modulo m is periodic? [duplicate]

It's well known that the Fibonacci sequence $\pmod m$ (where $m \in \mathbb N$) is periodic. I have figured out a proof for this, but upon googling, I found proofs online that were far more ...
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Sum of digits of Fibonacci number a perfect square

During my problem solving with Fibonacci numbers following thought crossed my mind. How many Fibonacci numbers are there such that sum of its digits is a perfect square? Here is a list of ...
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Basic Discrete Mathematics Recurrence question

Good afternoon, I've been assigned the following problem from my Intro to Discrete Mathematics: Show that $\sum_{i=1}^n$ F(i) = F(n+2) - 1 note: F(n) is the nth term in the fibonacci sequence. ...
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Find a generating function with Fibonacci

$$G(x) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty na_n x^n $$ Hello. I need to find a generating function for the summation above, where $a_n$ is the Fibonacci sequence. I have found the generating function for the ...
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Greatest Common Divisor with Fibonacci Numbers [duplicate]

Prove that for all integers $n\geq 0$: $$\gcd(F_{n+1},F_n)=1$$ I am extremely lost. Please can some provide some hint or direction? Thank you so very much
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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 ...
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Fibonacci Numbers Induction?

Show that $a_n=n^2+n+1$ satisfies \begin{cases} a_0=1\\ a_k=a_{k-1}+2k & \text{for $k>0$} \end{cases} I want to use induction to solve this problem. but I don't know what my base will be ...
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Induction Proof for $F_{2n} = F^2_{n+1} - F^2_{n-1}$

As stated in the tag, I'm trying to prove by induction the claim $F_{2n} = F^2_{n+1} - F^2_{n-1}$, where $F_{n}$ is the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number. I've spent hours on the inductive step without ...
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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-like formula for Padovan sequence

For the Fibonacci sequence, one can show the following and easy to calculate equation : $$\forall n\in \mathbb Z,~\mathcal F_n=\mathcal F_{\lfloor\frac{n}{2}\rfloor+1}^2-(-1)^n\mathcal ...
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Prove by induction for $F(2n) = F(n)[F(n-1) + F(n+1)]$ for all $n\ge 1$

I am totally stumped by this question. I have proved the base case. Then for $k$ is $1$ assume the relation to be true. When I try to prove for $k+1$, the terms just do not simplify to what I want. Is ...
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How to prove this series about Fibonacci number: $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{F_{n}}{2^{n}}=2$? [duplicate]

How to prove this series: I have no idea where to start. $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{F_{n}}{2^{n}}=2$$ where $F_{1}=1,~F_{2}=1,~F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2},~~n\geq 3$.
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Infinite Series: Fibonacci/ $2^n$

I presented the following problem to some of my students recently (from Senior Mathematical Challenge- edited by Gardiner) In the Fibonacci sequence $1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55,\ldots$ each ...
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Prove fibonacci with matrixes [duplicate]

I have a question which i could not figure out the answer to, it was the hardest of them all that i got and i couldnt figure it out, its a proof of fibonaccis serie using matrixes and i need som help ...
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Why is fibonacci coding useful?

I have read this wiki article but it seems not very clear to me. Why should we ever use fibonacci coding in data compression if even regular binary coding always gives better results? I mean, it seems ...
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Proof with Fibonacci Sequence

I was working on my homework assignment for one of my classes and I have come across a proof question that my classmates and I are finding difficult to answer. The problem is asking us to prove that ...
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How to show this Fibonacci identity? $f_{3n}=f^3_{n+1} + f^3_n - f^3_{n-1}$

I already know that $f_{n+m}=f_{n-1}f_m + f_nf_{m+1}$. By letting $m=n$ it immediately follows that $f_{2n}=f_{n}(f_{n+1} + f_{n-1})$ and from that we get $f_{2n}=f^2_{n+1} - f^2_{n-1}$. From this ...
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Fibonacci sequence in the factorization of certain polynomials having a root at the Golden Ratio

I was playing around with the Golden Ratio $\Phi = \frac{1 + \sqrt 5}{2}$ on Wolfram Alpha and I noticed that if $F_n$ denotes the $n{th}$ Fibonacci number, then the polynomial $P_n(x) = x^n - F_n x - ...
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How to make inductive step for a Fibonacci proof [duplicate]

I have to prove $F^2_{n−1} = F^2_n + F^2_{n−1}$ for any $n >=1$ by induction (for the Fibonacci sequence). For the basis step, I have: $n = 1; $ $F_{(1)-1} = F^2_{(1)} + F^2_{(1)-1} ->$ $ ...
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Let $F_n$ denote the nth Fibonacci number and prove that the following re true for every possible integer $n$

$$\sum_{i = 1}^n F_{i}^2 = F_n F_{n+1}$$ -I solved a similar Fibonacci sequence that was the following: $$\sum_{i = 1}^n F_i = F_{n + 2} - 1$$ But, I am having trouble with this one, any help is ...
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Fibonacci numbers properties

I've verified that $F_{41} \mod F_{32}= F_{23}$ where $41-32=9$ and $32-9=23$. I suppose these facts are correlated. Is there a simple way to show how? Simpler question: how can I justify that ...
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Prove that $\sum^{n}_{i=0}\binom{n}{i}F_{i}=F_{2n}$ [duplicate]

I am asked: Let $F_{i}$ denote the $i$-th Fibonacci number. Prove that $$\sum^{n}_{i=0}\binom{n}{i}F_{i}=F_{2n}$$ I have the base case and the inductive hypothesis, but I'm not sure what ...
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Roulette betting system probability

The Fibonacci is a popular Roulette betting system that is based on a naturally occurring mathematical sequence. The sequence itself is cumulative. In other words, the next number is equal to the sum ...
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Fibonacci $\equiv -1 \mod p^2$

Is there a prime $p > 3$ such that the Fibonacci number $F_{np} \equiv -1 \mod p^2$ for some natural number $n$? I know none of the first $1000$ primes $> 3$ qualify. EDIT: In response to ...
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Prove Divisibility In Fibonacci Sequence Over A Prime Number

In The Fibonacci sequence which is defined as $$ F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}, $$ lets say we have the number $p$ which is an odd prime. Prove that: $F_{p-1} + F_{p+1} -1$ Is divisible by $p$. Prove that ...
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Help me find the mistake in my solution of the limit

Let $x_1=1, x_2=2,$ $$x_n=x_{n-1}+x_{n-2}, (n>2)$$ The task is to find: $$\lim \limits_{x\to\infty}\frac{x_{n+1}}{x_n}!$$ My attempt at solution: We write the recursive formula as: ...
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First Fibonacci Number with Given Remainder

I wonder is there more effective algorithm than brute-force-search to find the first Fibonacci number with given remainder $~~r~~$ modulo given integer $~~m~~$. $$ 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ...
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The $q$-continued fraction for tribonacci constant and others

Let $q = e^{-2\pi}$. We are familiar with Ramanujan's beautiful continued fraction, $$\cfrac{q^{1/5}}{1 + \cfrac{q} {1 + \cfrac{q^2} {1 + \cfrac{q^3} {1+\ddots}}}} = {\sqrt{5+\sqrt{5}\over ...
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Rate of Convergence vs Radius of Convergence

What is the difference between finding the 'rate of convergence' and the radius of convergence'? The question I am trying to solve here is to find the rate of convergence of the ratio of Fibonacci ...