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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How to prove $ \sum_{k=0}^n \frac{(-1)^{n+k}{n+k\choose n-k}}{2k+1}=\frac{-2\cos\left(\frac{2(n-1)\pi}{3}\right)}{2n+1}$

How to prove $$\sum_{k=0}^n \binom{n+k}{n-k}\frac{(-1)^{n+k}}{2k+1}=-\frac{2}{2n+1}\,\cos\left(\frac{2(n-1)\pi}{3}\right)\;\text{?}$$ I have a proof by induction for it, but it isn't simple! I want ...
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Is this Bertrand's postulate-related statement valid?

Bertrand's postulate says: For every $n>1$ there is always at least one prime $p$ such that $n<p<2n$. Is the following statement: For every $n>3$ there is always at least one ...
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Eyebrow-raising pattern of number of primes between terms of the Fibonacci number sequence?

So, $$1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21...$$ Any connection to primes?...it appears not. However, in between the Fibonacci numbers are how much primes? Let's see: 1 and 1 ZERO 1 and 2 NADA 2 and 3 ZILCH 3 and 5 ZIP ...
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How to solve the difference equation $u_n = u_{n-1} + u_{n-2}+1$

Given that: $$ \begin{equation} u_n=\begin{cases} 1, & \text{if $0\leq n\leq1$}\\ u_{n-1} + u_{n-2}+1, & \text{if $n>1$} \end{cases} \end{equation} $$ How do you solve this ...
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How to determine the generating function?

So I have $$\overset{*}{F} = \overset{*}{F}_{n-1} + \overset{*}{F}_{n-2} + g(n)$$ where $\overset{*}{F}$ is NOT a Fibonacci number for $n \geq 2$. $g(n)$ is any function $g: \mathbb{N} \to ...
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Fibonacci-related infinite sum

Prove that $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{F_{2n+1}}=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{4}\theta_2^2\bigg(\frac{3-\sqrt{5}}{2}\bigg)$$ and $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{F_{2n+1}+F_{2k-1}}=\frac{(2k-1)\sqrt{5}}{2F_{2k-1}}$$ ...
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How many Fibonacci Numbers are in the sequence

I have $I_n = \{2^n + 1, 2^n + 2, 2^n + 3, \dots , 2^{n+1}\}$ and I am trying to prove using induction how many Fibonacci numbers are there. First, the length of $I_n$ is $|I_n| = 2^n$ then for $F_0 ...
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Proving $F_n \ge (\frac{1}{2}(1+\sqrt{5}))^{n-2}$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}_{>1}$ when $F_n$ is the nth Fibonacci number

Let $F_n$ be defined as the nth Fibonacci number. Prove that $F_n \ge (\frac{1}{2}(1+\sqrt{5}))^{n-2}$ with $n \in \mathbb{N}_{>1}$ My approach thus far was to use induction over $n$. ...
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Prove $F(n) < 2^n$ [closed]

Consider the Fibonacci function $\large{F(n)}$, which is defined such that $F(1) = 1, F(2) = 1$, and $F(n) = F(n−2)+F(n−1)$ for $n > 2$ I know that I should do it using mathematical induction but ...
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An equation to prove with terms of Fibonacci sequence

I would like to prove an equation but I have stuck. The equation that is to prove is the below: $f(n)^2 + (-1)^{n+1} = f(n+1)f(n-1) , n \ge 2$. I'm trying to do an inductive proof of this equation. ...
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Fibonacci Sequence (conceptual/mechanical)

I'm in Calc II and have my exam on series/sequences tomorrow. There will be an extra credit question related to Fibonacci and am trying to gather as much info on the sequence as possible. -If the ...
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show that $\frac{1}{F_{1}}+\frac{2}{F_{2}}+\cdots+\frac{n}{F_{n}}<13$

Let $F_{n}$ is Fibonacci number,ie.($F_{n}=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2},F_{1}=F_{2}=1$) show that $$\dfrac{1}{F_{1}}+\dfrac{2}{F_{2}}+\cdots+\dfrac{n}{F_{n}}<13$$ if we use Closed-form expression ...
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Proof the golden ratio with the limit of Fibonacci sequence [duplicate]

Let $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$ the Fibonacci numbers, and $\phi=\frac{1+\sqrt5}{2}$ The exercise asks me to prove that: $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{F_{n+1}}{F_n}=\phi$. Sorry as can be proceed??
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Conjecture: only one even Fibonacci term divided by two gives a prime: $F(9) = 34 = 2 \times 17$

Every Fibonacci term $F(3n)$ is divisible by two $F(3) = 2$ $F(6) = 8$ $F(9) = 34$ $...$ After seeking Fibonacci tables factorization until $F(10000)$, for every term $\frac{F(3n)}{2}$, it ...
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How does one arrive at a certain expression for the Fibonacci Zeta function?

In this paper by L. Navas, it is described how one can obtain a analytic continuation of the Fibonacci Dirichlet series (though I'm not sure it's actually a Dirichlet Series). First, the following ...
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Proving that a Fibonacci number is divisible by integer a

I am working on a review problem and can't figure out how to go about getting to an answer. We are told to let $F_n$ be the $nth$ Fibonacci number (defined as $F_1=F_2=1,F_{n+1}=F_n+F_{n-1}$). Show ...
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if d divides n then prove that fibonacci of d divides fibonacci of n

prove that if $d$ divides $n$ then prove that fibonacci of $d$ divides fibonacci of $n$. i have tried to write $F(n)$ as a multiple of $F(d)$ using the fact that $n = ad$ for some natural $a$ but got ...
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Limit of A Fibonacci

Let $P(x)$ be an $n^{th}$ degree-polynomial which is defined below for some odd natural number $n$. And let us denote the set of roots of $P$ by $\{r_1,r_2,r_3,\dots, r_n \}$. $$\displaystyle P(x) = ...
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Covering a rectangle of size $n\times1$ with dominos

A rectangle of size $n\times1$ is given. (a) In how many ways the rectangle can be covered with dominoes of size $1\times1$ and $2\times1$? (b) In how many ways the rectangle can be covered with ...
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Show that for a given $s$ there are a finite number of Fibonacci number of form $n^2+s$

It is well known that the last Fibonacci number $F_k$ such that $\exists \ n \in \Bbb{N} : F_k = n^2$ is $144$. Thus there are only $4$ perfect squares among the Fibonacci sequence (assuming you ...
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Why the $GCD$ of any two consecutive fibonnaci numbers is $1$?

Note: I've noticed that this answer was given in another question, but I merely want to know if the way I'm using could also give me a proof. I did the following: $$F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2} \\ ...
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What are the next few “tetranacci-like” pseudoprimes?

Starting with $n=0$: $k=2$ Given the roots $x_i$ of $x^2-x-1=0$. Then, we have the Lucas numbers, $$A_n = x_1^n+x_2^n = 2, 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18,\dots$$ The $n$ that divides $A_n-1$ are all the ...
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Prove that the sum of the first $n$ even terms of the Fibonacci sequence is given by $(F_{3n} + F_{3n + 3} - 2) / 4$ not using induction?

each even term in the Fibonacci sequence has a position index which is a multiple of 3, therefore the even term is $F_{3n}$: $F_{3 (0)} = 0$ $F_{3 (1)} = 2$ $F_{3 (2)} = 8$ $F_{3 (3)} = 34$ $F_{3 ...
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Show that exist $i>0$ such that the Fibonacci number $F_{i}$ is divisible by 2015

This is a problem that has haunted me for more than a month. Not all the time - but from time to time, and always on windy or rainy days, it suddenly reappears in my mind: Assume that the sequence ...
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Proving that $F_{kn}$ is a multiple of $F_n$ by induction on $n$ (Fibonacci numbers)

Question: I want to prove that $F_{kn}$ is a multiple of $F_n$. Approach: I have to deduce this result from the following results: $$F_{n+k} = F_{k}F_{n+1} + F_{k-1}F_{n}$$ I have shown the ...
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Sum of odd Fibonacci Numbers

Trying to prove that the sum of odd-index consecutive Fibonacci numbers is the next even-index Fibonacci number. I have a gap in my proof that I cannot figure out. I know that induction would be ...
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Prove or disprove this relation between one root of the quadratic and the cubic equation of a certain form, and linear recurrences.

It is well known that the n-anacci (higher degree Fibonacci, that is Tribonacci and so on) numbers can be computed in closed form from roots of polynomials in the way Eric Weisstein at Mathworld ...
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Discrete Mathematics Fibonacci Sequence

I am studying for the final exam in my Discrete Mathematics class and came upon the following problem on the study guide we were given. Given the following algorithm: If $n = 0$, then $f(n) = 0$ ...
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Why do I get the Fibonacci sequence when I start with 1 and keep using the + sign?

I played with this on a calculator and when I entered 1 and kept hitting the + button, I got the noticeable Fibonacci sequence! Can someone explain to me why this happens?
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Proving that for Fibonacci numbers $a_n \lt (\frac {1 + \sqrt 5} 2)^n$ for $n \ge 1$

I'd like to prove that for Fibonacci numbers $a_n \lt \left(\frac {1 + \sqrt 5} 2\right)^n$ for $n \ge 1$. I suppose it needs induction so, after verifying the trivial case $n=1$, the inductive step ...
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Finding growth bounds on Fibonacci Sequence

I've been working on this following problem: Find a constant $c< 1$ such that $F_n \leq 2^{cn}$ for all $n \geq 0$. I honestly have no idea where to begin on this. I've done plenty of proofs ...
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How to prove a claim about Fibonacci sequence

I have to prove that for any natural number $n$ there exists $i>0$ such that $n\mid F_i$, where $F_i$ is the $i$-th Fibonacci number.
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Is fibonacci sequence a member of more broad family of sequences?

Yesterday, I was pondering on the Fibonacci sequence and I started to discover some features of it that were previously unknown to me. Such as, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 .... 1 ) The nth element ...
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The totient of Fibonacci numbers is divisible by $4$

Let $\{f_i\}_{i\in\mathbb N}$ be the sequence of Fibonacci numbers, i.e. $1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,\cdots$, For every integer $n\gt3$ prove that $$4\mid\phi(f_n)$$ where $\phi$ is Euler's totient ...
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Showing that this sum is equal to the fibonacci numbers

How do I show that the following sum is equal to the fibonacci numbers? Atleast numerical evaluation suggests it is $$ \sum_{k=0}^{\lceil n/2\rceil}\binom{n+1-k}{n+1-2k} $$ The image below shows how ...
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Generalized Fibonacci Sequences with Modular Arithmetic

Consider the following generalized fibonacci sequence: For $m,p$ positive integers and $g_k =g_k (mod m)$, then for $n=1,2,3,...$ $g_{n+p}=g_{n+(p-1)}+g_{n+(p-2)}+...+g_{n+1}+g_n (modm)$ I need to ...
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How do I choose first terms of a Fibonacci sequence?

Let $f(0)=a$ and $f(1)=b$ be the first two terms of a Fibonacci sequence. We know that this sequence is periodic in $\mod{p}$, where $p$ is a prime number, and the period of the sequence is $p-1$. I ...
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A binary plot of the Catalan numbers and the pseudo-Fibonacci series that can be found inside. Why do they appear?

I was trying to find in Internet a binary plot of the Catalan numbers, and I did not find anyone... so I did it by myself and here it is (about 2000 elements): There are not clear patterns inside ...
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Sum of Power of Two Fibonacci reciprocals

Evaluate $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{F_{2^n}} \;.$$ I'm thinking of using a relation from a term to another.
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Sum of Fibonacci numbers

While trying to find find a formula to calculate the length of the golden spiral I came across the sum of the Fibonacci numbers. I noticed that $$\text{Fibonacci numbers: }1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34...$$ ...
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Problem about fibonacci sequence via quadratic roots in gelfand's algebra text.Need hints.

I have solved a preceding question proving that the common ratio of such a sequence is $ \frac {1+\sqrt{5}}{2} $ or $ \frac {1-\sqrt{5}}{2} $ (resolving a quadratic equation) . The present problem is ...
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Prove by induction that numbers of Fibonacci of the form $F_{3n}$ are even

I am not quite asking to solve this problem, but I am asking what they are asking me. This is the problem: The Fibonacci numbers $F_n$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ are defined by $F_0 = 0$, $F_1 = 1$, ...
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Fibonacci induction proof?

The Fibonacci Numbers $(f_n)$ are defined $f_1=f_2=1$, and $f_n=f_{n-1}+f_{n-2} ,\,\,\,\forall n \geq2$. Prove that for every integer $n \geq 1$, $$f_1 +f_2 +···+f_n =f_{n+2}−1$$
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Prove the following recurrence: $F_{2n+1}=3F_{2n-1}-F_{2n-3}$

Prove the following identity: $$F_{2n+1}=3F_{2n-1}-F_{2n-3}$$ So far I know that $F_n=F_{n-1}-F_{n-2}\implies F_{2n+1}=F_{2n}+F_{2n-1}$ Just not sure where to go from here to get to the conclusion. ...
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Hadamard's product of Fibonacci generating functions.

$F(s) = \frac{1}{1-s-s^2}=\sum_{n\geq0}F_ns^n$. I want to calculate $F(s) \circ F(s) = \sum_{n\geq0}F_{n}^2s^n$. I have tried using Binet"s formula, but problem remains unsolved.
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Fibonacci Number Formula for nth term [duplicate]

Hey is there any known combinatorial formula for nth fibonacci number? (n+1)th fibonacci number is given by summation of r=0 to (round)n/2:C(n-r,r) Can someone verify the formula?Help!
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Help with how to prepare the inductive step of a strong induction exercise.

I have the following exercise: "Use strong induction to prove that $f_1^2 + f_2^2 + \cdots + f_n^2 = (f_n)(f_{n+1})$ where $f_n$ in the nth Fibonacci number." This is what I have done: Fibonacci ...
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Can't find ANY golden ratio in the schroder house…

The Schroder House (The Netherlands) is supposed to be designed using the "golden ratio". I'm having trouble finding these golden ratio's. A lot of rectangles, windows, house sections, etc. appear to ...
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Proving $ F_{m}F_{n}=\dfrac{1}{5}(L_{m+n}-(-1)^{n}L_{m-n}) $ for Fibonacci numbers

How can I prove the following identity about the Fibonacci numbers by using matrices or determinants? $ F_{m}F_{n}=\dfrac{1}{5}(L_{m+n}-(-1)^{n}L_{m-n}) $
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Prove that for any power function $f_n = c^{n}$, the number of decimal digits of $ f_{10^n}$ is given by $10^{n}log_{10}c$

I am reading this page about some interesting properties of the Fibonacci numbers: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FibonacciNumber.html The following is said: The numbers of Fibonacci numbers less ...