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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Given Two Fibonacci numbers, predicting the median Fibonacci number

Wolfram Alpha gives the $100$th fibonacci number to be $354224848179261915075$ and the $104$th fibonacci number to be $2427893228399975082453$. Just from this, can we deduce what the $102$th fibonacci ...
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How many times can $p$ divide $F_n$?

Given a prime $p$ and a number $n$ (or perhaps just an upper bound $x$ with some unknown $n\le x$), trivially one has $$ \operatorname{ord}_p F_n\le\frac{\log F_n}{\log ...
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Sum of Squares for Odd Fibonacci Numbers

I am trying to prove the following theorem by induction: THEOREM: For the Fibonacci sequence $F_1$, $F_2$, ... , $F_n$ defined as, $F_1$ = $F_2$ = 1 $F_n$ = $F_{n-1}$ + $F_{n-2}$ for n >= 3, For ...
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Proving that every integer has a Fibonacci number multiple

Show that for any positive integer, there exists a Fibonacci number N such that N is divisible by the integer. I'm not really sure how to begin my approach to this problem, would really appreciate ...
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Prove that $F_n < 2^n$ for every $n \geq 0$ - Mathematical induction

The Fibonacci sequence $0$, $1$, $1$, $2$, $3$, $5$, $8$, $13$, ... is defined as a sequence whose two first terms are $F_0=0$, $F_1=1$ and each subsequent term is the sum of the two previous ones: ...
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$|x^2-xy-y^2|=1$ implies that $x=\pm F_{n+1},\; y=\pm F_n$

So I've proved that $ A= \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 \end{pmatrix} \implies A^n= \begin{pmatrix} F_{n+1} & F_n\\ F_n & F_{n-1} \end{pmatrix} $ for Fibonacci numbers $F_i$. I'm ...
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How to apply geometric series concepts into these numbers?

This is a basic level question and it is homework for someone that I am trying to help out. It is indicated as a Fibonacci puzzle. But I am not able to fit the numbers into a general geometric ...
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Proving a Fibonacci identity: $F_{2n} = F_n (F_{n+1} + F_{n-1})$

$$ F_{2n} = F_n (F_{n+1} + F_{n-1}) $$ I'm so stuck. I've used the definition of Fibonacci to change $F_{2n+2}$ into $F_{2n+1} + F_{2n}$. Can't use other properties, only the inductive hypothesis and ...
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Clarification on tribonacci numbers exercise

From what I know the Tribonacci sequence is given by: T(n) = T(n-1) + T(n-2) + T(n-3) My book says that "We can show by induction that for large enough n, the Fibonacci numbers satisfy the ...
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Are any factors of Lucas numbers divisible by a Fibonacci number greater than three?

The congruence relation for Fibonacci and Lucas numbers is stated: If Fn > 3 is a Fibonacci number then no Lucas number is divisible by Fn. However, does this apply to the factors as well?
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Fibonacci numbers notation

$F_{i}$ denotes the $i^{th}$ Fibonacci number, but what does it mean when there are 2 subscripts, $F_{ij}$? Context: show that $F_{i}$|$F_{ij}$ (where $i$ and $j$ are positive integers) Thanks
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Summation of a series involving powers of Fibonacci numbers.

I'm interested in this series: $$\mathcal S_p=\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{\left(F_n\right)^p}{2^{np}},\quad p\in\mathbb N,\tag1$$ where $F_n$ are the Fibonacci numbers, defined by the recurrence ...
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Fibonacci clarification

As explained in Excursion 4.5, the Fibonacci numbers are defined by the rules: F(0) = 0, F(1) = 1, and for all n with n ≥ 2, F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2). Which of these claims about the Fibonacci numbers ...
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Induction proof fibonacci numbers

I need to prove the following with induction: n∑i=1 F(2i-1) = F(2n) for all n >= 1 I am stuck in my inductive step: n∑i=1 F(2i-1) = n∑i=1 F(2i-1) + F(2(n + 1) -1) = F(2n) + F(2(n + 1)-1) ...
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Fibonacci and Matrices [duplicate]

Consider Matrix $$ A = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1\\ 1 & 0 \end{pmatrix} $$ Investigate the sequence of powers of $A$ (i.e. $A^n$ for $n = 1, 2, 3, 4,\ldots$. Verify that $$A^n = ...
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Convergence of Binet's formula expression for Fibonacci

Let $\displaystyle \phi = \frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $\displaystyle \psi = \frac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}$. Consider the Fibonacci sequence defined by: $$ \displaystyle a_n = \frac{\phi^n - \psi^n}{\sqrt{5}} $$ ...
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Fibonacci sequence divisible by 3?

I have a recursion question for my combinatorial class. I'm looking at the Fibonacci sequence $f(n)=f(n-1)+f(n-2)$ for $n \geq 3$ with $f(1)=f(2)=1$. I'm trying to prove that $f(n)$ is divisible by 3 ...
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Source and/or combinatorial interpretation for $F_{n+k} = \sum_{i=0}^{k} \binom{k}{i}F_{n-i}$

Through some fussing with Taylor's Theorem in the discrete calculus described here (among other places), I found what I believe to be an identity: $$F_{n+k} = \sum_{i=0}^{k} \binom{k}{i}F_{n-i}$$ ...
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Is there a non-constant function $f$ such that $f'(x) = f(x - 1)$?

In discrete calculus, where the difference operator $\Delta f = f(x + 1) - f(x)$ takes the place of $\frac{d}{dx}$, Fibonacci sequences are given by the functions satisfying: $$ \Delta f(x) = f(x - ...
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Sum of $i$ times $(i-1)^\text{th}$ Fibonacci Number [closed]

Consider the expression $$\sum\limits_{i=1}^n i \cdot F_{i-1}$$, where $F_{0}=0, F_{1}=1, F_{2}=1, F{3}=2,$ etc. Is there a closed formula for this? If so, find it.
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Finding the n-th Pisano Period (for small n)

From Wikipedia: [...] the $n$th Pisano period, written $\pi(n)$, is the period with which the sequence of Fibonacci numbers taken modulo $n$ repeats. For example, the Fibonacci numbers modulo 3 ...
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Proving an identity of Fibonacci Numbers by induction

Say we know this as a given: $$E_0 = A$$ $$E_1 = B$$ $$E_2 = A + B$$ $$E_3 = A + 2B$$ $$E_4 = 2A + 3B$$ $$E_5 = 3A + 5B$$ $E_{n+1}$ is defined as: $$E_{n+1} = E_n + E_{n-1}$$ You can start to see ...
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Prove that if Euclid's algorithm applied to the pair $(u,v)$ takes $n$ steps, then $u \geq f_{n+2}$ and $v \geq f_{n+1}$

Let $u, v \in Z^+$ satisfy $u > v$. Prove that if Euclid's algorithm applied to the pair $(u,v)$ takes $n$ steps, then $u \geq f_{n+2}$ and $v \geq f_{n+1}$. Where the $f_n$ values refer to the ...
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Prove that for all $n \in Z^+$, Euclid’s algorithm applied to the pair $(f_{n+1}, f_{n+2})$, takes $n$ steps.

Prove that for all $n \in Z^+$, Euclid’s algorithm applied to the pair $(f_{n+1}, f_{n+2})$, takes $n$ steps. (Here, as previously, $f_n$ denotes the nth Fibonacci number.) I don't understand how to ...
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Periods of Fibonacci numbers in mod. Number Theory

Work out the periods $π(n)$ of the $\mod n$ such that $$f_k ≡ f_{k+π(n)} \mod n$$ I got $π(2)=3$,$π(3)=8$,$π(4)=6$ by computing it and looking at the periods. Now Part 2 Prove that for all ...
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Prove that $2^{n-1}$ divides $\binom{n}{1} + \binom{n}{3}5 + \binom{n}{5}25 + \binom{n}{7}125 + \cdots$ for $n \geqslant 1$.

Prove that $2^{n-1}$ divides $\binom{n}{1} + \binom{n}{3}5 + \binom{n}{5}25 + \binom{n}{7}125 + \cdots$ for $n \geqslant 1$. Assume $\binom{n}{k} = 0$ if $k>n$. Does anyone know an elementary ...
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Using induction to prove a formula for the Fibonacci sequence involving the solutions of $x^2=x+1$

Let $\{f(n)\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ denote the Fibonacci sequence defined by $f(1)=1, f(2)=1$, and $f(n)=f(n-1)+ f(n-2)$ for all $n\geq 3$. Let $α=\dfrac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $β=\dfrac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}.$ ...
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Proving Fibonacci sequence with mathematical induction

Okay, so I have the following thing: $$\sum_{i=1}^a F_{2i}=F_{2a+1}-1 $$ It's to do with Fibonacci sequence. I can do the basis step of MI fine (proving for $a = 1$) However the inductive step has ...
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Mathematical induction proof of $\sum_{i = 1}^{n} F_{2i} = F_{2n + 1} - 1$

Use Mathematical Induction to show that $$\sum\limits_{i=1}^n F_{2i}=F_{2n+1}-1$$ for all integer $n\geq1$. My answer: Base case: for n = 1 $$\sum_{i = 1}^{n} F_{2i} = \sum_{i = 1}^{1} F_{2i} = ...
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Proof on Fibonacci sequence: $F(1) + F(3) + \cdots + F(2n-1) = F(2n)$ using induction and recursion

The problem is: Use induction and the recursive formula to prove that: $$F(1) + F(3) + \cdots + F(2n-1) = F(2n)$$ For the base case I let $n=1$ which gave $$F(1) = F(2(1))$$ $$1=1$$ Which is ...
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How to find pythagoras triplet using the fibonacci sequence?

I'm using the Fibonacci sequence to generate some Pythagorean triples $(3, 4, 5,$ etc$)$ based off this page:Formulas for generating Pythagorean triples starting at "Generalized Fibonacci Sequence". ...
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Fibonacci Sequence Squared

I have been learning about the Fibonacci Numbers and I have been given the task to research on it. I have been assigned to decribe the relationship between the photo (attached below). I know that the ...
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Consider a recursive sequence. Find all values of x for which this sequence is bounded

Consider a recursive sequence $a_{n+1} = a_n + a_{n-1}$ for all $n \geq 2$ with $a_{1} = 1$ and $a_2 = x$. Find all values of $x$ for which this sequence is bounded.
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Is there a formula to calculate factors of the smallest integer u, for which n, divides a Fibonacci number?

I have read that a conjecture for Fibonacci entry points, by Paul Bruckman and Peter Anderson has been proven for prime p, that uses the Galois theory and the Chebotarev density theorem to compute the ...
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Does the p-adic valuation of n, apply to Fibonacci numbers and Fibonacci-Wieferich primes?

Does the p-adic valuation of n, apply to Fibonacci-Wieferich primes in the following way? Let Fup be the smallest Fibonacci number divisible by a prime p > 5, then Vp(Fupk) = Vp(Fup) + Vp(k). The ...
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If $\frac{p_{n+1}}{np_n} \to p > 0 $, then $\sqrt[n+1]{p_{n+1}}-\sqrt[n]{p_{n}} \to \frac{p}{e}$

Problem: Prove that, if a sequence ${p_n}$ satisfies $p_n > 0$ and $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \frac{p_{n+1}}{np_n} = p > 0 $, then $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} ...
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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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Calculating number of tile sequences

My daughter (aged 12) came to me with the problem below. I was able to help her to some extent but I could not see an age-appropriate solution. That is, I could imagine solutions involving factorials ...
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Are Fibonacci numbers with a square prime index always divisible by $F_p$?

I am doing some research on sequences and I need some help. The sequence of $F_{p^2}$ seems sort of different. It seems that because the index only has one distinct prime factor, as a result the only ...
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Showing $P_n = {F_n \over {2^n}}$

Let $P_n$ be the probability that, if you flip a fair coin $n$ times, there are no consecutive heads. Also, let $F_n$ be the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number, normalized by $F_1 = 1$ and $F_2 = 2$ and $F_n = ...
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A Property of Fibonacci Numbers [duplicate]

I've seen the property $$f_{n+1} f_{n−1} = f_n^2 + (−1)^n, n ≥ 2.$$ for Fibonacci numbers at Abstract Algebra book of Thomas W. Judson. I've tried it for a few Fibonacci number, and I've really ...
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Fibonacci sequence developing [duplicate]

For the sum $$\sum_i^n {n-i \choose i}$$ I evaluate it for $n=1,2,3,4,5$ For $n=1$ we have $$\sum_{i=0}^1 {1-i \choose i} = {1 \choose 0} + {0 \choose 1} = 1 + 0 = 1$$ For $n=2$ we have ...
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Showing $F_{\frac{p^2+1}{2}}\equiv p-1 \pmod{p}$ when $p\equiv \pm 2 \pmod{5}$ and $p\equiv 3 \pmod{4}$

A while back I was messing around with representations of finite fields and found this problem above while doing so. I'll explain below how I came to this point but my question is: Question: How ...
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Proof about specific sum of Fibonacci numbers

Let $F_k$ denote the $k$-th Fibonacci number. Find a formula for and prove by induction that your formula is correct for all $n > 0$. $$ (-1)^0 F_0+(-1)^1 F_1+(-1)^2 F_2+\cdots+(-1)^n F_n=\ ? $$ I ...
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Adding subscripts

This is a stupid question. But I'm trying to solve a Fibonacci problem and just realized that I don't know how to manipulate them. For example why does $F_{3n+1}$=$F_{3n-1}$+$F_{3n}$
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Fibonacci and Lucas congruence

I'd like to prove this congruence: $F_{2kt+n} \equiv (-1)^t F_n \pmod{L_k}$, where $F_n$ and $L_n$ are the Fibonacci and Lucas sequences. I have no idea how can i start. May anyone help?
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Prove by induction for F(2n) = F(n)[F(n-1) + F(n+1)] for all n>=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 there ...
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Inequality involving Fibonacci numbers [closed]

If $F(n)$ are Fibonacci's numbers then prove that $$1< \frac{F(n+1)}{F(n)}<2$$ for all $n>2$
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On the Fibonacci sequence: is there an infinite number of primes $p$ dividing $F_{p-1}$?

Let $\{F_n\}_{n\geq 0}$ be the Fibonacci sequence. Prove that the number of primes $p$ so that $p\mid F_{p-1}$ is infinite. I tried to use induction, to no avail.
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A sequence related to squares of Fibonacci nubers

Let $f(n)$ be defined by $f(n)=f(n-1)+f(n-3)+f(n-4)$, for $n \ge 5$, $f(1)=1, f(2)=1, f(3)=2, f(4)=4$. First few terms of the sequence $(f(1), f(2), f(3), \ldots$) look like $(1, 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, ...