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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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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Closed formula for Lucas numbers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prove this formula for the Fibonacci Sequence How does one find a formula for the recurrence relation $a_{1}=1,a_{2}=3, a_{n+2}=a_{n+1}+a_{n}?$ How do I go about ...
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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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Prove relation between Lucas and Fibonacci numbers using tilings

I struggle a lot with combinatorial proofs and was hoping for some help. I need to prove by strong induction that $L_n = F_{n-2} + F_n$ and how this shows that $L_n$ counts the tilings of the circular ...
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Show that Fibonacci and Lucas numbers satisfy the following equality for all n ≥ 2.

Fibonacci numbers F1, F2, F3, . . . are defined by the rule: F1 = F2 = 1 and Fk = Fk−2 + Fk−1 for k > 2. Lucas numbers L1, L2, L3, . . . are defined in a similar way by the rule: L1 = 1, L2 = 3 and ...
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Product of consecutive Fibonacci numbers divisibility

Prove that the product of any $k$ consecutive Fibonacci numbers is divisible by the product of the first $k$ Fibonacci numbers. We can try to show that for every prime $p$, the power of $p$ appearing ...
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Is there a proof for this Fibonacci relationship?

I was looking at the decomposition of Fibonacci numbers using the definition of $F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$, and noted the pattern in the coefficients of the terms were Fibonacci numbers. It appears to ...
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If $ab-1$, $bc-1$, $ca-1$, $ab-a-b+c$, $bc-b-c+a$, $ca-c-a+b$ are perfect squares, then are $ab+a+b-c$, $bc+b+c-a$, $ca+c+a-b$ also perfect squares?

About a month ago, a friend of mine taught me that there exist many sets of three positive integers $(a,b,c)$ where $a\not=b,b\not=c$ and $c\not=a$ such that each of $$ab-1,\ bc-1,\ ca-1,\ ab-a-b+c,\ ...
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A number $N$ is a $k$-nacci number if and only if …

For $k\ge 2\in\mathbb N$, one can define the $n$-th $k$-nacci number $f_k(n)\ (n=0,1,\cdots)$ as $$f_k(0)=f_k(1)=\cdots=f_{k}(k-2)=0,\ \ ...
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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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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 them. ...
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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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Combinatorics — Fibonacci: formula for $F_1+F_3+ \cdots +F_{2n+1} $

For the following expression, find a simple formula which only involves one Fibonacci number. Then prove it by induction. $$F_1+F_3+ \cdots +F_{2n+1} $$ I'm be appreciated for any help. I have no ...
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Fibonacci and Lucas identity

By the trial and error method I have observed the following identity by taking some numerical values. Those are $F_m$|$L_n$ is valid only if one of the following holds. a) $m = 1$ or $m =2$ b) $m ...
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Proof by induction involving fibonacci numbers

The Fibonacci numbers are defined as follows: $f_0=0$, $f_1=1$, and $f_n=f_{n−1}+f_{n−2}$ for $n≥2$. Prove each of the following three claims: (i) For each $n≥0$, $f_{3n}$ is even. (ii) For each ...
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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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Prove that Binet's formula gives an integer, using the binomial theorem

I am given $$ F_n = \frac{\varphi^n - \psi^n}{\sqrt{5}} $$ where, $\varphi = \frac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $\psi = \frac{1 - \sqrt{5}}{2}$. The textbook states that it's equal to the $n$-th Fibonacci ...
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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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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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Are there infinite Fibonacci primes if and only if there are infinite Fibonacci numbers that are Fibonacci pseudoprimes?

One of the open questions about the Fibonacci numbers is if there are infinite prime numbers inside the Fibonacci sequence. I wonder if a good approach would be trying to know first if there are ...
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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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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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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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Fibonacci / Lucas Numbers Relationship: $F_{2n} = F_n L_n$

Prove the identity by induction: $$ F_{2n} = F_n L_n, $$ where $F_n$ and $L_n$ are the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci and Lucas number, respectively. I have an answer but am not happy with it since it doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Identify fibonacci sequences from a set of data

Let there be a set of increasing order integer data ${a_1, a_2, a_3, a_4, ...}$. given the increasing infinite sequence of integers, how can we determine whether there is an infinite subsequence which ...
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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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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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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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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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Finding the binary representation of the $n$th Fibonacci term

Objective: To find the binary representation ( or no. of 1's in binary representation) of nth term in Fibonacci sequence where n is of the order 10^6. My current approach: Find nth term (in decimal) ...
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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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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 ...
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Fibonacci polynomial summation

The $n^{th}$ value of a polynomial ($S_n$) of order $k$ is a polynomial in $x$ is given by : $\left(\frac{S_n}{x^n}\right)$= $\sum_{j=0}^n \left(\frac{{F_j}^k}{x^j}\right)$ Where ${F_j}$ is the ...
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Show that $\forall n \in \mathbb{N}: n$ can be written as $F_{n+1}$ different sums of ones and twos

Show that $\forall n \in \mathbb{N}: n$ can be written as $F_{n+1}$ different sums of ones and twos where the order matter. Presumably, mathematical induction can be leveraged here. Step 1: Show ...
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Fibonacci sequence divisible by 7?

Make and prove a conjecture about when the Fibonacci sequence, $F_n$, is divisible by $7$. I've realized it's when $n$ is a multiple of $8$. I just don't know how to go about proving it.
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Why is the Fibonacci ratio though a decreasing function, it is alternating and decreasing?

I tried to find the ratio of consecutive terms of the Fibonacci series and found that it is a decreasing function and it converges . I tried it though a small code piece in python so that I can have a ...