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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No advantage to the closed form for Fibonacci numbers?

The closed forms for the Fibonacci sequence, such as: $$F_n=\frac{\varphi^n-\widehat\varphi^n}{\sqrt5}=\frac{\varphi^n}{\sqrt5}-\frac{\widehat\varphi^n}{\sqrt5}\;,$$ the Binet formula, do not seem ...
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Question on Proof that the Fibonacci Word is Sturmian

I am currently reading a text where it is proved that the infinite Fibonacci Word $u$ defined as the limit of the sequence $$ u_n = \varphi^n(0) $$ where the morphism is given by $\varphi(0) = 01, ...
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Proof by induction that if $n \in \mathbb N$ then it can be written as sum of different Fibonacci numbers

Proof that every natural number $n\in \mathbb N$, can be written as the sum of different Fibonacci numbers between $F_2,F_3,\ldots,F_k,\ldots$. For example: $32 = 21 + 8+3 = F_8+F_6+F_4$ Research ...
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Proof by induction of a Fibonaci relation [duplicate]

We know: $F_0 = 0$ $F_1 = 1$ $F_i = F_{i-1} + F_{i-2}$ for $i \geq 2$ Prove by induction: $F_i = \dfrac{\phi^i-{\phi^{*}}^i}{\sqrt{5}}$ where $\phi = (1+\sqrt{5}) / 2$ and $\phi = (1-\sqrt{5}) / ...
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how to find nth term of different fibonacci series with golden ratio [duplicate]

what i know : if i want to find $Nth$ term of a fibonacci series like : 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 ....... then to find $6th$ term we use golden ratio ...
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Fibonacci proof by Strong Induction

Prove by strong induction that for a ∈ A we have $F_a + 2F_{a+1} = F_{a+4} − F_{a+2}.$ $F_a$ is the $a$'th element in the Fibonacci sequence
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Limit of Ratio of Adjacent Fibonacci numbers $\to \phi$ [duplicate]

We define the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number as $a_1 = a_2 = 1$ and $a_n = a_{n-1} + a_{n-2}$ for $n \geq 3$. Consider $$ \lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}. $$ I wrote a script and found that this ...
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Does every prime divide some Fibonacci number?

I am tring to show that $\forall a \in \Bbb P\; \exists n\in\Bbb N : a|F_n$, where $F$ is the fibonacci sequence defined as $\{F_n\}:F_0 = 0, F_1 = 1, F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$ $(n=2,3,...)$. How can ...
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Prove that a Fibonacci number is greater than $ φ^n$

How can I prove the following: If $f_n$ is a number of the Fibonacci sequence and φ= $\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}2$, then $f_n > φ^n$ for every $n >2$? I have tried using induction but I can't ...
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partial Fibonacci summation

Let $F_{n}$ be the n-th Fibonacci number. How to calculate the summation like following: $\sum_{n \geq 0} F_{3n} \cdot 2^{-3n}$
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Prove that the limit of two consecutive fibonacci numbers EXISTS. [duplicate]

Using the definition of Fibonacci numbers, $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$, I can prove that the limit of $\frac{F_{n+1}}{F_n}$ as $n\to\infty$ is $\phi$ if we assume that the limit exists. How can we prove ...
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Calculate Number of ways to make the grid

We wish to tile a grid of size Nx2 with rectangles (dominoes) of 2x1 (in either orientation).For given N I need to find the number of different ways to tile the grid. EXAMPLE : For N=1 answer is 1 ...
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Sequence of $r_n:=\frac{x_{n+1}}{x_n}$ where $x_n$ is a sequence

Let $f:X\rightarrow X$ be a function on some complete metric space $(X,d)$. Let, $x_n$ is a sequence in the metric space defined by $x_{n+1}=f(x_n)$ and starting from $x_0$. My questions are (1) ...
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How to go about solving this recurrence relation?

In my discrete math class we were given the problem of finding an explicit formula for this recurrence relation and proving its correctness via induction. $$a_n=2a_{n-1}+a_{n-2}+1, a_1 = 1, a_2=1.$$ I ...
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For the Fibonacci sequence prove that $\sum_{i=1}^n F_i= F_{n+2} - 1$

For the Fibonacci sequence $F_1=F_2=1$, $F_{n+2}=F_n+F_{n+1}$, prove that $$\sum_{i=1}^n F_i= F_{n+2} - 1$$ for $n\ge 1$. I don't quite know how to approach this problem. Can someone help and ...
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Where do the first two numbers of Fibonacci Sequence come from? [duplicate]

I'm trying to code a simple algorithm that prints out the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number. However, my program requires the initial seed values $F_0 = 0$ and $F_1 = 1$, when I'm hopeful I can figure ...
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asymptotics of $F_n = F_{k-1} F_{n-k-1} + F_{k-1} F_{n-k} + F_{k-2} F_{n-k} $

Starting from $F_n = F_{k-1} F_{n-k-1} + F_{k-1} F_{n-k} + F_{k-2} F_{n-k} $ and letting $F_k \approx \phi^k$, I am hoping to find the corresponding statement for the Golden ratio: $\phi^n = 2 ...
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I am trying to prove this problem by induction, how can can i prove the following?

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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How to prove that Fibonacci number is integer?

How to prove that formula for Fibonacci numbers are always integers, for all $n$: $$ F_n = \frac{\varphi^n - \psi^n}{\sqrt{5}} $$ where, $\varphi = \frac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $\psi = \frac{1 - ...
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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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Number of bitstrings with $000$ as substring

I have $F_n$ number of bitstrings that have $000$, How would I prove that for $n \ge 4$ , $a_n = a_{n-1} +a_{n-2}+a_{n-3}+ 2^{n-3}$? Now there are many ways to go about this but if I choose starting ...
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Sum of digits in Fibonacci sequence

This is my first question here so please go easy on me. If you add the digits of each number on the Fibonacci sequence until your number is less than 10, it seems that you get a pattern of 24 numbers ...
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How to prove this is a rational number

I'm not sure how to prove this is a rational number $\frac{q}{m}$, can some one show me? $$\frac{q}{m}=\frac{(\frac{1+\sqrt5}{2})^n - (\frac{1-\sqrt5}{2})^n}{\sqrt5}$$
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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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Is this number rational or irrational?

Start writing down the Fibonacci numbers, using two digits for each one 01 01 02 03 05 08 13 21 34 55 ... Eventually you will reach three digit numbers. When ...
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Solve Recurrence Equation with Induction

Question: Given the recurrence equation for the recursive Fibonacci sequence program: $T(n) = T(n-1) + T(n-2) + b$ $T(0) = T(1) = a$ Using induction, show that $T(n) \leq f(n)$, where $f(n) = c2^n, ...
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Why does $\frac{1 }{ 99989999}$ generate the Fibonacci sequence?

$\frac{1}{99989999} = 1.00010002000300050008001300210034005500890144... \times 10^{-8}$ (Link), which includes the Fibonacci sequence $(1\ 1\ 2\ 3\ 5\ 8\ 13\ 21\ 55\ 89\ 144\ \ldots )$ This is ...
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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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Source for relationship between $d$-ary Fibonacci numbers and generalized golden ratio?

I am not a mathematician (but a computer scientist) and stumbled across the following in the analysis of an algorithm (Berthold Vöcking: How Asymmetry Helps Load Balancing). The author gives Knuth: ...
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Internet problem solving contest question

I am trying to solve a problem from the IPSC http://ipsc.ksp.sk/2001/real/problems/f.html It basically asks to compute the following recursion. ...
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Express recursive funtion in Fibonacci

Given the Fibonacci function and the function $L_n = L_{n-1} + L_{n-2} + 1$, how do I go from this: $L_n + 1 = L_{n-1} + L_{n-1} + 1 + 1 \\ (L_n + 1) = (L_{n-1} + 1) + (L_{n-2} + 1)$ To this: $L_n = ...
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Converting Fibonacci number $F_{5n+3}$ to Lucas numbers $L_{n+k}$

I'm trying to prove that$F_{5n+3}\text{mod}10 = L_{n}\text{mod}10$. I rearranged it into a more solvable form of $F_{5n+3}-L_n = 10k$ (because if two numbers end in the same digit, their difference ...
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Lucas Number Equivalent of the Pisano Period?

I'm doing some work with the Pisano Period, and it's leading to also talk about the Lucas numbers $mod \ m$, and their period. Is there a specific notation already designated? Sticking with using a ...
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New Fibonacci sequence

I have new Fibonacci number That I want to know is there any special direct formula to count f(n). like the normal Fibonacci: F(0) = 7, F(1) = 11, F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2) (n>=2) For example I want to ...
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All pairs sum to a different value

If we consider the integers $\{1,\dots,n\}$, what is the size of the largest subset $A$ so that all distinct pairs $x, y \in A$ sum to a different value? For this to make sense $(x,y)$ and $(y,x)$ ...
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Proof that Fibonacci Sequence modulo m is periodic?

It's well known that the Fibonacci sequence modulo m (where m is any integer) is periodic. I have figured out a proof for this, but upon googling, I found proofs online that were far more complicated. ...
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Probability that a chosen number will be a Fibonacci number

Suppose that I randomly choose an integer $x$ with $1 \leq x \leq n$ where $n$ is a natural number. What is the probability that $x$ will be a Fibonacci number?
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Application of convergence of Fibonacci series

'There are infinite prime numbers' is a fact that can be deduced by 'reciprocal of primes diverges' statement, so from this can we deduce the fact that --> 'there are finite Fibonacci numbers in ...
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Find all solution to $a^{2}\equiv -1 \pmod b$ and $b^{2}\equiv -1\pmod a$ (self-answer)

There was a question here just a moment ago but was deleted by the author. It is to find all solution to $a^{2}\equiv -1 \pmod b$ and $b^{2}\equiv -1 \pmod a$ with $a,b>1$. But I already typed up ...
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Fibonacci Sequence or Golden Ratio?

Using the polar coordinate system, $r$ increases directly with $\theta$. In other words, $r=k\theta$. Which of the following shapes is constructed? A) Fibonacci Sequence B) Golden Ratio C) ...
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Pascal/Fibonacci and Combinatorics notation

I'm doing Pascal's Triangle and there are a ton of questions related to Pascal and the Fibonacci numbers embedded in the triangle, but I have a question about combinatorics which is most likely a very ...
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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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Limit of the ratio of consecutive Fibonacci numbers [duplicate]

I have read in a book that the limit of the ratio of consequent Fibonacci numbers is the golden ratio. However, it was just mentioned thus not justified. So, my question is how would you derive the ...
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Fibonacci proof question [closed]

Show that $$f_{n+1}f_{n-1}-f_n^2=(-1)^n$$ when $n$ is a positive integer and $f_n$ is the $n$th Fibonacci number.
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Fibonacci… Easier by induction or directly via Binet's formula

I have tried both for several of them and haven't been able to get anywhere in 3 hours of work. It seems to not matter which method I choose, I end up in the middle of a HUGE mess of algebra. Could ...
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Why is 11 times the 7th term of a fibonacci series equal to the sum of 10 terms?

Why is 11 times the 7th term of a fibonacci series equal to the sum of 10 terms? I was watching scam-school on youtube the other day and this number trick just astonished me. Can someone please ...
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Golden ratio / Fibonacci which branch of math?

Friends, The Golden ratio / Fibonacci sequence are studied under which branch of math? Can you recommend some good textbooks on the subject? Thanks
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Proof/Disproof of property of perpendicular lines in the Fibonacci grid

In my struggle to try to make progress on this question, I am trying to find a proof or counterexample of the following, stronger, statement: Denote by $K$ the subset of the Gaussian integers such ...
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Why is $\sum_{k=0}^{n} f(n,k) = F_{n+2}$?

If $f(n,k)$ is the number of $k$ size subsets of $[ n ] = { 1 , \ldots , n }$ which do not contain a pair of consecutive numbers, how can I show that $\sum_{k=0}^{n} f(n,k) = F_{n+2}$? ($F_{n}$ is the ...
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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 ...