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 Proof Using Induction

$$f(n) = \left\{\begin{matrix} 0 & n=1\\ 1 & n=2\\ f_{n-1} + f_{n-2} & n\geqslant 2\end{matrix}\right.$$ How can I prove by induction that $$f_{n} \leq \left ( \frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2} ...
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Non-isomorphic combinatorial classes with growth rate equal to the golden ratio?

In a couple of weeks, I'm giving a talk about the growth rates of some combinatorial classes. In the introduction, I thought I'd present the class of tilings of a $n\!\times\!2$ strip with dominos, ...
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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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find a general expression for the remainder when a prime divides a fibonacci.

I have primes of form $5k\pm1$. Consider the equation: $F_n=f(n)\pmod p$ where $F_n$ is the nth fibonacci number. Now given a c, how can i check whether or not there exists a solution for $f(n)=c ...
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Number of zeros in Fibonacci sequences mod $p$

We know that Fibonacci sequences are periodic in mod $m$. For example, for $p\equiv \pm 1 \pmod 5$ and $\pm 2 \pmod 5$ the periods for Fibonacci sequences modulo $p$ divide $p-1$ and $2p+2$ ...
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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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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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Cycles in the Generalized Fibonacci Sequence modulo a Prime

Suppose I have a fibonacci sequence 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987 1597 2584 Now if I have a modulo 5 fibonacci sequence,it will look like ...
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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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Limit of a function not using Stirling's Approximation

I want to compute the following limit: $$\lim_{n\to\infty} \frac{\left(\frac{e}{F_{n+1}}\right)^{F_{n+1}} F_{n+1}!}{\left(\frac{e}{F_n}\right)^{F_n} F_n!},$$ where $F_n$ is the $n$th Fibonacci ...
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What is the broader name for fibonacci and lucas sequences?

Fibonacci and Lucas sequences are very similar in their definition. However, I could just as easily make another series with a similar definition; an example would be: $$x_0 = 53$$ $$x_1 = 62$$ $$x_n ...
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Register Machine on Fibonacci Numbers

This problem is easy to understand but I am struggling to come up with any solutions. According to Wikipedia a register machine is a generic class of abstract machines used in a manner similar to a ...
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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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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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Help with a proof involving Fibonacci numbers.

I'm working through SICP MIT course, and I'm a little lost on how to prove the following statement. I think I'm able to demonstrate it, but have no idea how to prove this statement. I may ...
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Generalisation of Fibonacci

Somehow a generalisation of the fibonacci numbers, do numbers created by the formula $ F(n) = F(n-1) + [F(n-1)-F(n-2)+F(n-3)-F(n-4)+F(n-5)-F(n-6).....]$ with $F(1) = 1$ have a specific name?
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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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Simplifying Sigma Notation

I am working on the proof on showing the ratio of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers converges to the golden ratio to explain to a student I am tutoring. I am getting to some confusion in a ...
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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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A conjecture about Lucas series

Let $L_n$ be the Lucas series: $L_0=2,L_1=1,L_n=L_{n-1}+L_{n-2}(n>1).$ $p$ is a prime number and $p\equiv3,7\pmod {20}$, hence $\exists x,y\in \mathbb Z:2p=x^2+5y^2.$ Is it true that ...
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Construction of generating function from identity

I am trying to solve identity involving binomials and fibbonaci numbers by using generating functions: $$\sum_{k=0}^n{n \choose k}{n+k\choose k}f_{k+1}=\sum_{k=0}^n{n \choose k}{n+k\choose ...
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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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Fibonacci Quadratic Residue

After some research I have came up with a conjecture on fibonacci quadtratic residue: ...
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A Fibonacci like Stochastic process

Let $X_0, X_1$ and $\{a_n,n\geq0\}\sim $Bernoulli$(1/2)$ taking values in $\{0,2\}$. Let us define $X_n$ for $n>1$ as below$$X_{n+1}=a_nX_n+a_{n-1}X_{n-1},\ n\geq1 $$ Then it follows that ...
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Which starting conditions for the Fibonacci sequence, gives most primes

I found the following question (at http://aperiodical.com/2012/05/matt-parkers-twitter-puzzle-25-may/): If you start the Fibonacci sequence 2,1 instead of 1,1 do you get more or fewer primes? ...
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Fibonacci applied to human population living to dead ratio problem

If this forum is not the right one for my question, please redirect it. I do not know where to ask it. The question might seem tongue-in-cheek, believe me it's not! Last week to occupy my mind, I ...
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Could Fibonacci numbers be related to Riemann zeros?

this is my question can tghe fibonacci numbers $$ F_{n+2} =F_{n+1} +F_{n} $$ be related to the zeros of the Riemann zeta function ?? i heard that in the webpage ...
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Summation involving Fibonacci numbers

Find: $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty \sum_{k=0}^n \frac{F_{2k}F_{n-k}}{10^n} $$ where $F_n$ is $n$-th Fibonacci number.
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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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Why is the reciprocal of the second Fibonacci number negative?

The second Fibonacci number is 1, so it's reciprocal should be 1, right? Why is it that I get $-1$ when I plug in $2$ for n in the reciprocal of Binet's equation ...
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Linear combination of numbers: Express the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number in terms of known constants.

Given the concept that any number can be expressed as a combination of other numbers can the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number be expressed in terms of $\zeta(3)$ and $\ln(2/e)$ ? If possible, show all work ...
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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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Calculating Pisano periods for any integer

I recently stumbled across this SPOJ question: http://www.spoj.com/problems/PISANO/ The question is simple. Calculate the Pisano period of a number. After I researched my way through the web, I found ...
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Simplify Fibonacci Power Series

I am working on an algorithm to count the number of models for Exactly One in Three SAT (X3SAT) instances. It is known that a chain of X3SAT clauses of length $c$ has $F(c+3)$ satisfying assignments ...
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Is this “Elegant” algorithm for logarithm by Zeckendorf representation, the same as an 'efficient' algorithm?

The algorithm here which computes the exponent $b$ given a base $a$, and given $n$ = $a$^$b$, appears no better to me than simply counting the number of times we divide $n$ through by the base $a$ ...
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The zeta-function of Fibonacci sequence?

I have been told that, for a given sequence ${N_r}$, its zeta-function is given by $exp(\Sigma _{r=1}^{\infty} N_rT^r/r)$. Since I have barely any experience with such a sum, I tried to find some ...
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Fibonacci and Lucas relations

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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How can i prove that result on Fibonacci and coprimes?

Let $n,q\in\mathbb{N^*}$. How can i show that $F_n\wedge F_q=F_{n\wedge q}$ ? (Or, is it false ?) ($a\wedge b = GDC(A,B)$) I have absolutely no idea how to do that ...
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Fibonacci binary (only 1's and 0's) how to get it

i know what fibonacci numbers are $ F_{n+2}=F_{n+1}+F_{n} $ but what is the case of fibonacci binary string which has only 1 and 0 ? how could i get this string :D is just taking the fibonacci ...
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Relation between series and equations

There is following quotes from wiki on Plastic number: The powers of the plastic number $A(n) = ρ^n$ satisfy the recurrence relation $A(n) = A(n − 2) + A(n − 3)$ for $n > 2$. And 2nd is that ...
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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 would you represent the tribonacci spiral?

As we all know, the Fibonacci Sequence has a very famous spiral representation. Here we can see it. Now it's easy to see the fibonacci is the sum of the 2 squares that compose it to form a ...
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fibonacci numbers mod some prime number

Moderator Note: This is a current Code Chef challenge question. When the current challenge ends on 15 October 2013 this question will be unlocked. I have prime numbers ($\geq11$) and of the form ...
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Fibonacci sequense, problem od division

How to show that $7\mid F_m\Longrightarrow 8\mid m$ and $4\mid F_m\Longrightarrow 6\mid m$, knowing that (I) Two consecutive terms in the Fibonacci sequence are relatively prime. (II) In ...
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Finding the kth n-anacci number

At this wolfram link the formula for the kth n-anacci number is given: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Fibonaccin-StepNumber.html#eqn8 (Eq. 4) Not sure if I understand correctly. If I want the fifth ...