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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Infinite sum of reciprocal shifted Fibonacci numbers

I found on Wikipedia the following infinite sum : $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1+F_{2k+1}}=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{2}$$ There is no reference for this sum in the article and I couldn't find it ...
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Relationship between golden ratio powers and Fibonacci series

Can anyone prove the following equation? ($F_n$ is the $n$th element of Fibonacci series and $n \in N$.) $\phi = 1 \times \phi + 0$ $\phi^2 = 1 \times \phi + 1 $ $\phi^3 = 2 \times \phi + 1 $ ...
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Trying to prove $\sum_{i=1}^{N-2} F_i = F_N -2$

I'm trying to prove that $\sum_{i=1}^{N-2} F_i = F_N -2$. I was able to show the base case for when $N=3$ that it was true. Then for the inductive step I did: Assume $\sum_{i=1}^{N-2} F_i = F_N -2$ ...
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How to evaluate this infinite product ? (Fibonacci number)

Let $F_n$ be Fibonacci numbers. How to evaluate $$\prod_{n=2}^\infty \left(1-\frac{2}{F_{n+1}^2-F_{n-1}^2+1}\right)\text{ ?}$$ It seem like that $$\prod_{n=2}^\infty ...
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Fibonacci number identity.

How do I see that $f_{n+1}f_{n-1} = f_n^2 + (-1)^n$, $n \ge 2$, where $f_1 = 1$, $f_2 = 1$, and $f_{n+2} = f_{n+1} + f_n$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$?
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Use induction to prove that $F_n \ge \sqrt 2 ^n$ for $n \ge 6$

The Fibonacci sequence $F_0, F_1, F_2,\dots$ is defined by the rule $F_0=0, \ F_1=1, \ F_n = F_{n−1} + F_{n−2}$. Use induction to prove that $F_n \ge \sqrt 2 ^n$ for $n \ge 6$. So for the base case: ...
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Prove that for every $k$ there exist fibonnaci number that ends with $k$ zeros.

Let $F_1 = F_2 = 1$ and $F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$ for $n > 2$. Prove that for every $k$ there exist $F_m$ that ends with $k$ zeros. I tried using pigeonhole principle, but with no effect.
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Adding two variables with subscripts [closed]

What is the explanation to why $x_{3k} + x_{3k+1}$, is equal to $x_{3k+2}$. Isn't that incorrect because there is no value 1 in the subscript $x_{3k}$? I saw this in a prove in ...
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Parabolas in sequences of digits from the Fibonacci sequence

In preperation for an exam, I was studying Haskell. Therefore I was solving an old assignment where you had to define the fibonacci series. After solving the task (see 1] for source code) and ...
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Can the Fibonacci sequence be written as an explicit rule?

When I learned sums and sequences in algebra II with trig I learned about recursive rules and explicit rules. A recursive rule written with the formula of: $$a_n = r * a_{n-1}$$ Or as: $$a_n = ...
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Connections between Fibonacci and natural numbers

Here are some known facts about the Fibonacci numbers and then some questions regarding them . 1.Carmichael's theorem : For every $n>12$ $F_n$ has a prime divisor which doesn't divide any of ...
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Fibonacci numbers and the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function

Is this a mathematical coincidence? For $n=1,\dots,7$: $$ \left\lfloor \prod_{k=1}^n \arg\left(\rho_k\right)\right\rfloor = F_{n+1}, $$ where $\arg$ is the complex argument, $\rho_n$ is the $n$th ...
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Is there a proven formula for Pisano periods (Fibonacci numbers taken modulo $n$)?

I've seen on wikipedia this formula: $$\pi_k(p^n) = p^{n-1}\pi_k(p) $$ It says that the formula holds unless p is k-Wall-Sun-Sun prime, or k-Fibonacci-Wieferich prime, that is, $p^2$ divides ...
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Fibonacci proof question $\displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^nF_i = F_{n+2} - 1$

The sequence of numbers $F_n$ for $n \in N$ defined below are called the Fibonnaci numbers. $F_1 = F_2 = 1$, and for $n \geq 2$, $F_{n+1} = F_n + F_{n-1}$. Prove the following facts about the ...
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conjectured new generating function of fibonacci numbers

I conjecture a new generating function for the fibonacci numbers $F_{n}$. Given,the following conjectured q-continued fraction ...
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Let $a^n = a^{n - 1} + a^{n -2}$. Show that for any $A, B$, $F(n) = Aa^n + Bb^n$ satisfies Fibonacci recurrence relation.

$$\begin{align*} F(n) &= Aa^n + Bb^n\\ &= A(a^{n-1}+a^{n-2}) + B(b^{n-1}+b^{n-2}) \\ &= Aa^{n -1} + Aa^{n-2} + Bb^{n -1} + Bb^{n-2}\\ &= a^{n -1} (A + A^{a-1}) + b^{n - 2} (B + bB) ...
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Does the smallest prime factor of a Fibonacci number appear in the Fibonacci sequence?

I thought of a way to tackle the problem of knowing whether there are infinitely many Fibonacci primes or not and this question came to my mind: does the smallest prime factor of any Fibonacci number ...
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strange fibonacci recurrence

As it is well known fibonacci numbers satisfy the recurrence relation $$F_{n}=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$$ with initial conditions $F_{0}=0$ and $F_{1}=1$. While playing around with numbers,I noticed the ...
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How to prove a specific sequence is Fibonacci's with no prior knowledge nor trial and error?

Let $n$ be a positive integer and let $s_n$ be the number of increasing sequences of integers, alternatingly even and odd, starting with $0$ and ending with $n$. E.g. for $n=3$ we only have the two ...
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Closed form of series involving Fibonacci numbers

Let $F_n$ denote the $n$-th Fibonacci number and $\phi$ be the golden ratio, that $\phi = \frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$. Find a closed form for the sum: $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(5\phi)^n(n+2)} ...
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People sitting in a circle chewing gum

Ten people are sitting in a circle of ten chairs, chewing gum. Each person spits out his or her gum and places it either under his or her own chair or under an immediately adjacent chair. How many ...
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Show by induction that $F_n \geq 2^{0.5 \cdot n}$, for $n \geq 6$

I have the following problem: Show by induction that $F_n \geq 2^{0.5 \cdot n}$, for $n \geq 6$ Where $F_n$ is the $nth$ Fibonacci number. Proof Basis $n = 6$. $F_6 = 8 \geq 2^{0.5 \cdot ...
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Indexes of prime Fibonacci numbers

I found this on Mathworld, but I can't seem to find any proof, either on StackExchange, nor any other site: Why do all Fibonacci primes, except for $F_4=3$, have prime indexes (with $F_0=0$)? My ...
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Fibonacci Cyclic Pattern [duplicate]

I want to show the Fibonacci numbers are cyclic in mod n. I have tried some small values for n and I can see this is the same. In terms of a proof, I'm thinking of using the pigeonhole principle of ...
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Proving the Fibonacci sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left(\frac{F_{n+2}}{F_{n+1}}-\frac{F_{n+3}}{F_{n+2}}\right) = \frac{1}{\phi^2}$ and its friends

In this article, (eq.92) has, $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{F_{n+1}F_{n+2}} = \frac{1}{\phi^2}\tag1$$ and I wondered if this could be generalized to the tribonacci numbers. It seems it can ...
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Some infinite series with Fibonacci numbers

An interesting problem is to prove that: $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{F_{2n}}{n^2 \binom{2n}{n}}=\frac{4\pi^2}{25 \sqrt 5}. $$ I know the proof, which uses the fact that ...
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On a unique(?) binomial property of $3003$

Given the triangular number, $$T_k = \frac{k(k+1)}{2}$$ and remembering that, $$\binom{n}{m}=\binom{n}{n-m}$$ Excluding $a_0=1$, we then have the six-fold (at least) equalities, $$\begin{aligned} ...
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Expression for negating every other odd number index

Is there a way to have an iterative expression that negates every other odd number index (starting from 3)? Basically, I am trying to write a generative expression that will give me value, given ...
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Why is the sum of any ten consecutive Fibonacci numbers always divisible by $11$?

I was wondering if anyone has any insights regarding the fact that the sum of any $a_1, \dots, a_{10}$ consecutive Fibonacci numbers is divisible by $11$ (and furthermore equals to $a_7*11$). What can ...
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How do you determine if a number is a even Fibonacci number or not? [duplicate]

Rather than computing out the whole Fibonacci sequence and check if $n$ is even and in there, is there a more straightforward way to compute if $n$ is a even Fibonacci number?
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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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Generalizing the Fibonacci sum $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{F_n}{10^n} = \frac{10}{89}$

Given the Fibonacci, tribonacci, and tetranacci numbers, $$F_n = 0,1,1,2,3,5,8\dots$$ $$T_n = 0, 1, 1, 2, 4, 7, 13, 24,\dots$$ $$U_n = 0, 1, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 29, \dots$$ and so on, how do we show ...
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Period of Fibonacci mod $b$?

It is not too difficult to show that the Fibonacci numbers mod $b$ form a periodic sequence. I would like to say something interesting about the period. There is a small shortcut to the brute-force ...
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Fibonacci and Lucas numbers congruence relation?

The wikipedia page for Lucas Numbers seems to suggest that if $F_n ≥ 5$ is a Fibonacci number then no Lucas number is divisible by $F_n$. Here is the link. However, the page does not give any ...
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Proving that the g.c.d of non-consecutive Fibonacci numbers is also a Fibonacci number

I'm trying to prove that: $\gcd\left(u_n, u_m\right) = u_{\gcd\left(n,m\right)}$ for any positive integers $n$ and $m$. Here, $u_n$ denotes the $n$-th Fibonacci number. I know that consecutive ...
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Cycles in the Fibonacci Sequence mod n with matrices

I was just looking at this question about Fibonacci sequence cycles modulo 5, and I happened to see a very nice solution that involved using matrices. Using the matrix representation of the Fibonacci ...
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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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Is the Fibonacci lattice the very best way to evenly distribute N points on a sphere? So far it seems that it is the best?

Over in the thread "Evenly distributing n points on a sphere" this topic is touched upon: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9600801/evenly-distributing-n-points-on-a-sphere. But what I would like to ...
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Alternating sum of product of Fibonacci numbers

Suppose that $\{F_n\}$ is the sequence of Fibonacci numbers. There is a well-known result that $$\sum_{i=1}^nF_i^2 F_{i+1}=\frac{1}{2}F_nF_{n+1}F_{n+2}.$$ This is easy to prove by induction. I was ...
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Is there a name for this Fibonacci Identity

Last night I was trying to solve a problem and discovered an identity relating to the Fibonacci sequence $$ \left\lvert F_{i-j}F_{i+j} - F_{i-k}F_{i+k} \right\lvert = \left\lvert F_{k - j}F_{k+j} ...
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Last 10 digits of the billionth fibonacci number?

I want to compute the last ten digits of the billionth fibonacci number, but my notebook doesn't even have the power to calculate such big numbers, so I though of a very simple trick: The carry of ...
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Fibonacci series generated with division $1/999999999999999999999998999999999999999999999999$ [duplicate]

I tested the suggestion of finding the Fibonacci series by division, which sounded very surprising to me. I therefore used a simple sympy script to test it and found that it works as advertised. ...
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Proving a Recursive Formula

I know there are some questions on this site about how to find a recursive formula, but I've already found the formula. I'm doing an assignment (http://mathstat.dal.ca/~svenjah/math2112/Assign6.pdf) ...
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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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Prove equality of Fibonacci sequence

Let $u(n)$ — the Fibonacci sequence. Prove that $$u(1)^3+...+u(n)^3=\frac{ 1 }{ 10 } \left[ u(3n+2)+(-1)^{n+1}6u(n-1)+5 \right].$$ I suppose we need prove that equality by iduction in $n$. ...
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proof by induction for golden ratio and fibonacci sequence

I have to prove the following equation by induction for $$x = \phi$$ I am stuck and I don't know how to proceed. This is the equation $$ \phi ^n = f_n\phi + f_{n-1} $$ where $f_n$ is the nth term ...
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Find $r$, given that $F_r= 2F_{101}+F_{100}$

Find $r$, given that $F_r= 2F_{101}+F_{100}$. We know that the recurrence relation for the Fibonacci sequence is $F_n= F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$ and that $F_0 = F_1 = 1$, but how to proceed further?
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Identity on Fibonacci numbers: $F_{2n}^2=F_{2n+2}F_{2n-2}+1$?

Let $F_n$ be the Fibonacci Sequence ($F_1=F_2=1, F_{n+2}=F_{n+1}+F_{n}$). Prove that $F_{2n}^2=F_{2n+2}F_{2n-2}+1$. I've tried everything from induction to telescoping series but I haven't got close. ...
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Finding first n so nth fibonacci is c modulo p

This is a question I stumbled upon in an online programming contest archive. The problem statement is simple, given $c \equiv F(n)$ mod $P$ and $P$, where $P$ is a prime of form 5$k$ + 1 or 5$k$ - 1, ...
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Fibonacci numbers relation

I was wondering if there was a relation between a Fibonacci number and its position. Is there a function $f(n)$ such that $$f(n)=F_n$$ where $F_n$ is the nth Fibonacci number?