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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Are the Fibonacci numbers' prevalence in nature due to confirmation bias?

The Fibonacci numbers are frequently found in nature, such as in the petals of flowers or the shape of pinecones. But are the numbers actually any more prevalent than other numbers? Could it all be ...
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Is there among first $100000001$ Fibonacci numbers one that ends with $0000$?

This is a difficult problem from competition training: Is there among first $100000001$ Fibonacci numbers one that ends with $0000$? Trainer suggests using pigeonhole principle.
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Proving a Problem involving Fibonacci numbers

I'm working on proving the problem that states $\text {The sequence}$ {$F_n$} $\text {is defined by the} \ F_1=F_2=1, F_{n+2}=F_{n+1}+F_n \ \text {for} \ n \ge 1.$ $\text {For any natural number m, ...
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I don't know how to solve equations used in the golden ratio

Today i was reading something from golden ratio and i don't understand how some equations where solved for example: Im told that $\phi_{n+1}=B_{n+1} + \frac {A_n}{B_n}$. What I don't understand is ...
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Remarkable relation between Fibonacci numbers and its squares!

There is a remarkable relation between Fibonacci numbers and its squares: $F^{2}_{n} +F^{2}_{n+1}=F_{2n+1}$. I know how to prove it using $F_{n}=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{5}((\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2})^n ...
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Fibonacci sequence: Prove the formula $f_{2n+1}=f_{n+1}^2 + f_n^2$ [duplicate]

I can't seem to figure out this proof. I'm using weak induction and always get stuck during the inductive step. Prove for n > 0: $$f_{2n+1} = f_{n+1}^2 + f_n^2$$
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Count fractions between fibonacci

First a little run down on what I am doing: I have a large set of line graph data that I have collected. I've been looking at the graphs first at tick level then for the second chart I combine two ...
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When do you need to prove more than 1 base case in the Fibonacci problem?

I was trying to prove that if $F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$ and $F_1 = 1$ and $F_2 = 1$, then the following proposition $P(n)$ was true $\forall n : \sum^n_{i=1}F_i=F_{n+2} - 1$ The issue I have with the ...
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Prime number distribution theory for dummies

For the distribution of prime numbers there is a hypothesis which predicts the possible positions of prime numbers called Riemann hypothesis ...
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How many rationals for a given $n \in \Bbb N \;\backslash \{1\}$?

Fix $n \in \Bbb N, n> 1$. Now choose a two digit base-$n$ number $ab $ say. There's $n^2$ choices for this. Consider the number $0.c_1 c_2 c_3 \ldots$ where the $c_i$ are defined recursively: ...
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Number of strings of size $k$ that do not have 'ab'

Consider $\Sigma = \{a,b,c\}$ and the language $L$, the set of all strings that do not contain 'ab' Find strings, of size $k$ is in $L$ ($L_k$) Consider $A_k$ (strings of size $k$ that end in $a$) ...
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How many subsets does the set $\{1, 2, \dots , n\}$ have that contain no two consecutive integers if $1$ and $n$ also count as consecutive?

How many subsets does the set $\{1, 2, \dots , n\}$ have that contain no two consecutive integers if 1 and n also count as consecutive? It looks that the number of such subsets obeys the ...
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Relationship between Primes and Fibonacci Sequence

I recently stumbled across an unexpected relationship between the prime numbers and the Fibonacci sequence. We know a lot about Fibonacci numbers but relatively little about primes, so this connection ...
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If the generating function summation and zeta regularized sum of a divergent exist, do they always coincide?

One could assign a value to divergent series by means of several summation methods. One summation method we could consider is the generating function method. Let's sum, for example, the fibonacci ...
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Proof of the inequality $F_i<(5/3)^i$ for the Fibonacci numbers

The example states: As an example, we prove that the Fibonacci numbers, F0 = 1, F1 = 1, F2 = 2, F3 = 3, F4 = 5,..., Fi = Fi - 1 + Fi - 2, satisfy Fi < (5/3)i, for all i >= 1. To do this, we ...
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Fibonacci sequence: Given $n$ and $\mathrm{Fib}(n)$, is it possible to calculate $\mathrm{Fib}(n-1)$?

Given $n$ and $\newcommand{\Fib}{\mathrm{Fib}} \Fib(n)$, is it possible to calculate the previous number in the Fibonacci sequence - $\Fib(n-1)$ using integer math in constant time? In other words, I ...
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How do I proceed from here on finding the Binet's formula via generating functions?

So, I'm stuck with the algebra for the nth number on the Fibonacci sequence in here. I managed to get to the part where $G(x) = \frac{x}{1-x-x^2}$ $=$ $\frac{x}{(1-\alpha x)(1-\beta x)}$, and I know ...
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using induction to prove that the formula for finding the n-th term of the Fibonacci sequence is: [duplicate]

May someone help me? I am trying to use induction to prove that the formula for finding the $n^{th}$ term of the Fibonacci sequence is: ...
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Proof by induction: $n$th Fibonacci number is at most $ 2^n$

I'm trying to find the proof by induction of the following claim: For all $n\in\mathbb N$, $\operatorname{fibonacci}(n) \le 2^n$ My Proof: Base case: $n = 1$ $\operatorname{fibonacci}(1) \le 2^ 1$ ...
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nth convolved Fibonacci numbers of order 6 modulo m

Problem: Find the coefficient of xk in (1−x−x2)-6 modulo m. Constraints: k≤264 m≤105, m can be a composite number. I have 10^5 such queries to process in 2 sec, so O(log k) for each query ...
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Generalised Fibonacci

How to find the nth term of the recurrence in $\log n$ time. $$ \begin{array}{rcl} F[n]&=&F[n-1]+F[n-3]\\ F[2]&=&1\\ F[3]&=&2\\ F[4]&=&3\\ F[5]&=&4 \end{array} ...
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Sum of a Sequnce

How to find this sum $$ \sum_{i+j+k=n} \ G_i \cdot G_j \cdot G_k \ for \ all \ i,j,k > 0, $$ $$ G_i = i \cdot F_i, $$ where Fi - ith number Fibonacci, F0=0, F1=1
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Adding Fibonacci Numbers

I am getting confused on adding Fibonachi numbers. For example I know that: $\mathrm{F}_\mathrm{K+1}+\mathrm{F}_\mathrm{K}=\mathrm{F}_\mathrm{K+2}$ But I believe my logic is flawed. The way i am ...
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General formula of Fibonacci look alike series

I'm trying to discover the general formula of a series defined with recursion: $$ a_1 = 2, a_2 = 3, a_3 = 4 $$ and $$ a_n = a_{n-1} + a_{n-3} $$ It looks like Fibonacci, but the starting points are ...
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Inductive proof of a formula for Fibonacci numbers

May someone help me? I am trying to use induction to prove that the formula for finding the $n$-th term of the Fibonacci sequence is: ...
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Initial values appear from nothing

This answer says that any casual sequence of the kind $y_n = y_{n-1} + y_{n-2} + y_{n-3} + \ldots $ will stay constant-0 because $y_0$ is a sum of zeroes, so is $y_1$ and the rest of the sequence. I ...
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Fibonaaci Recurrence

This is an interesting question where we are trying to solve another recursion which has same tree structure as the given recursion and also has term similarities Given Data in question ...
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Fibonacci Numbers in Nature

Supposedly the Fibonacci sequence appears naturally in nature, and my question is how, where and I guess why? I read that one way this is so is that it models the population of honey bees under ideal ...
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Generalized Fibonacci Sequence

I'm having trouble with a problem I encountered while studying Number Theory. This problem comes from the book Number Theory by George E. Andrews. It defines a generalized Fibonacci sequence $F_1$, ...
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Proving Fibonacci inequality

I didn't see a question regarding this particular inequality, but I think that I have shown by induction that, for $n>1$. I am hoping someone can verify this proof. ...
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Fibonacci number ending with given sequence of digits

Related to this question: For any given sequence of digits, does a Fibonacci number exist ending with such sequence? If not, it would be nice to find the smallest counterexample. (in other ...
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An analogue of Hensel's lifting for Fibonacci numbers

In this question Oleg567 conjectured the following interesting fact about Fibonacci numbers: $$ k\mid F_n\quad\Longrightarrow\quad k^d\mid F_{k^{d-1}n} $$ that can be regarder as an analogue of the ...
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Fibonacci number that ends with 2014 zeros?

This problem is giving me the hardest time: Prove or disprove that there is a Fibonacci number that ends with 2014 zeros. I tried mathematical induction (for stronger statement that claims that ...
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Fibonacci series, which is most pure mathematically? [closed]

This question drew conclusions from comparing three definitions of the fibonarchi series, however I made a mistake in the 2nd that means that it can not be used at all, the question has been adjusted ...
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Order of convergence for the method of false position

I'm reading about the order of convergence of the method of false position and there is one tricky point in the proof I don't understand. The method itself for finding the minimum $x^*$ of a function ...
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Can I use the equality $\phi^2=\phi+1$ without proving it?

I am looking at the following exercise: $$\text{ Show with induction,that the } i^{th} \text{ number Fibonacci satisfies the equality: } $$ $$F_i=\frac{\phi^i-\hat{\phi}^i}{\sqrt{5}}$$ where $\phi$ ...
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Find a sequence

Find the function for the sequence $a_0 = 0, a_1 = 1$ and $a_{n}=a_{n+10}+a_n$ for all $n>0$.
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How to compute the nth number of a general Fibonacci sequence with matrix multiplication?

If we want to compute the nth Fibonacci number we just power the matrix $M = \left[\begin{array}{cc} 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 \end{array}\right]$ $n$ times and we get $M =\left[ \begin{array}{cc} ...
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The number of partitions of $n$ and the $n$th Fibonacci number.

I'm very sorry if this is a duplicate in any way. There's a lot of material out there on connections between these sequences so it's a possibility . . . Let $P_n$ be the number of partitions of $n$ ...
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Golden ratio, $n$-bonacci numbers, and radicals of the form $\sqrt[n]{\frac{1}{n-1}+\sqrt[n]{\frac{1}{n-1}+\sqrt[n]{\frac{1}{n-1}+\cdots}}}$

The following infinite nested radical $$\sqrt{1+\sqrt{1+\sqrt{1+\sqrt{1+\cdots}}}}$$ is known to converge to $\phi=\displaystyle\frac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}$. It is also known that the similar infinite ...
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Fibonacci numbers identity - proof by induction

$\displaystyle F_{k-1} F_{k+1} - F_k^2 = (-1)^k$ I have done the base step for $k=1$ and it works. I realize we need to prove for $k+1$, so: $$F_k F_{k+2} - F_{k+1}^2 = (-1)^{k+1}$$ Could ...
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Converting recursive equations into matrices

How do we convert recursive equations into matrix forms? For instance, consider this recursive equation(Fibonacci Series): $$F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$$ And it comes out to be that the following that ...
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Fibonacci numbers $F_{n+3} + F_{n} = 2F_{n+2}$

Prove $F_{n+3} + F_{n} = 2F_{n+2}$ for any positive integer n. So What I did was this: fn+ fn+1 = fn+2 fn + fn+1 = fn+2 => fn+2 -fn+1 fn+1 + fn+2 = fn+3 then I subsituted into equation in ...
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Fibonacci Calculation using a larger matrix

So the formula to generate the fibonacci sequence in matrix form is: $$ \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 \\ \end{pmatrix}^n = \begin{pmatrix} F_{n+1} & F_n \\ F_n & ...
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How to tell if a Fibonacci number has an even or odd index

Given only $F_n$, that is the $n$th term of the Fibonacci sequence, how can you tell if $n \equiv 1 \mod 2$ or $n \equiv 0 \mod 2$? I know you can use the Pisano period, however if $n \equiv 1$ or ...
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Base case in the Binet formula (Proof by strong induction)

I don't understand why the author says that the inductive formula does not apply until $u_3$. The formula does not depend on other terms in the Fibonacci sequence, so I thought I could just prove it ...
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How to establish this inequality without using induction?

Given the Fibonacci sequence $a_1 = 1$, $a_2 = 2$, $\ldots$, $a_{n+1} = a_n + a_{n-1} $ for $n \geq 2$, how to derive, without using induction, the inequality $$ a_n < (\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2})^n $$ ...
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Asymptotic value of Fibonacci numbers

It is well known that $F_n\sim\frac{\phi^n}{\sqrt{5}}$, where $\phi=\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$. Does someone know a better estimate? With proof please. I'm trying to calculate the following limit: Let ...
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Let $u_n$ be the $n$-th entry in the Fibonacci sequence $1,1,2,3,5,8,13,\ldots$

If you start with $u_1 = 1$ and $u_2 = 1$, then the sequence can be generated using the formula $$u_{n+1} = u_n + u_{n-1}\ .$$ If $u_n = r^n$, what is r? Can anyone figure this out? I am so stuck ...
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The sum of $n$ consecutive Fibonacci numbers.

The sum of $8$ consecutive Fibonacci numbers is divisible by $3$. How can I generalize this for the sum of $n$ consecutive Fibonacci numbers? For example, $$1+1+2+3+5+8+13+21=54=3\times 18 \\ ...