Questions regarding functions defined recursively, such as the Fibonacci sequence.

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A recurrence for a combinatorial problem

$N$ balls are tossed into $n$ boxes independently. Each ball has a $1/n$ chance of falling into any box.$$P_{N,n}(k):= Pr\{exactly\:k\:empty\:boxes\:after\:N\:balls\:thrown\:into\:n\:boxes\}$$ Show ...
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Solution of differential equation - We find only one

I want to find all the solutions of the form $y(x)=x^m \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n x^n, x>0 (m \in \mathbb{R})$ of the differential equation $x^2 y''+ xy'+x^2y=0$. I have tried the following: Since $...
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Solving a recurrence (with the form of a convolution) involving binomial coefficients

While dealing with a problem related to intersection of hyperplanes I have come across the following recurrence to obtain the values of $K_{j}$ \begin{array}{cccccccccc} 1 & = & K_{1}\tbinom{...
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Proof by induction that $x_n>2$ where $x_{n+1}=\frac{2x_n^2 +4x_n -2}{2x_n+3}$

The sequence $x_1$ $x_2$ $x_3$..... is such that $x_1=3$ and $$x_{n+1}=\frac{2x_n^2 +4x_n -2}{2x_n+3}$$ Prove by induction that $x_n>2$ for all $n$. First I proved the base case using $n=1$ as $...
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How to solve the difference equation $u_n = u_{n-1} + u_{n-2}+1$

Given that: $$ \begin{equation} u_n=\begin{cases} 1, & \text{if $0\leq n\leq1$}\\ u_{n-1} + u_{n-2}+1, & \text{if $n>1$} \end{cases} \end{equation} $$ How do you solve this ...
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Result of a $2D$ random walk with position dependent probabilities

I was just wondering about $2D$ random walks when I got the idea of a position dependent $2D$ random walk: A man is initially at $(x,y)$ and can move in a line parallel to the X and Y-axis only. ...
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How to determine the generating function?

So I have $$\overset{*}{F} = \overset{*}{F}_{n-1} + \overset{*}{F}_{n-2} + g(n)$$ where $\overset{*}{F}$ is NOT a Fibonacci number for $n \geq 2$. $g(n)$ is any function $g: \mathbb{N} \to \mathbb{R}...
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Limit of a sequence defined by a non-linear recurrence relation

How can one find the limit for the sequence $\{x_n\}^{+\infty}_{n=0}$ where $$x_0 = 0, x_1 = 1, x_{n+1} = \dfrac{x_n + nx_{n-1}}{n+1}$$ By computing the values I came to the conclusion that it ...
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The recurrence $a_k(n) = \sum_{0\leqslant j<n} a_{k-1}(n+j)$

I'm trying to find a closed form expression to the following recurrence relation: \begin{align} &a_k(0) = 0, \quad \forall k\geqslant 1; \\ &a_k(1) = 1, \quad \forall k\geqslant 1; \\ &...
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Simplifying recurrence relation $T_{n+1}=20T_n-48\times 8^n$

So I have the recurrence relation $$T_{n+1}=20T_n-8^n48.$$ For $T_0 = 6$, the first terms are $72$, $1056$, $18048$. I've seen a few worked examples for simplifying other recurrence series, but I'm ...
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Does equation $f(g(x))=a f(x)$ have a solution?

Suppose $g: [0,1] \to [0,1]$ is a strictly increasing, continuously differentiable function with $g(0)=0$ and $g(1) < 1$, and $a \in (0,1)$. Is there a function $f:[0,1] \to \mathbb{R}$ such that $...
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Wolfram alpha giving wrong result on recurrence?

I have the recurrence$$a_{n+2}-a_n=1$$ The answer I got was $a_n=A+B(-1)^n+\frac n 2$, while WolframAlpha is giving me $a_n=A+B(-1)^n+\frac n 2- \frac 1 4$. Although when I plug them in the relation,...
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Finding the limit of a recursively defined sequence (recurrence relation). Specifically and generally

Whilst reading Goldrei's Classic Set Theory, I have come across a recursively defined sequence $a_0=0, a_1=1, a_n=\frac{1}{2}\left(a_{n-1} + a_{n-2} \right) $ The first few terms of which are: $0, ...
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A non-homogeneous recurrence of Fibonacci sequence

I am working on Fibonacci sequence (recursively) But the hack is that I have the following non-homogeneous version: $$F_n =F_{n-1} +F_{n-2} +g(n)$$ Where: $F_1=g(1)$ $F_0=g(0)$ I have to use: $$G(...
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Finding particular solution when solving recurrence relation

I have a question about how to find the particular solutions when trying to solve recurrence relations. For example, trying to solve $$ a_{n+2} = -4a_n + 8n2^n $$ I begin with finding the roots in ...
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How to solve linear, second order ODE with Frobenius method with a difficult recurrence relation?

The ODE in question is: $$4xy''+2y'+y=0$$ Shifting the power series of each term so that they are all raised to the power $(n+r)$ will yield this recurrence relation: $$a_{n+1}={a_n\over (n+r+1)(-2-4(...
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Recursive Equation Indexing

I'm trying to write a recursive equation/formula with all natural numbers as input but I need to exclude every number ending in a $4$ or $9$ ($n= 5i-1$, $i \in \Bbb N)$ and exclude all numbers $n= 13i-...
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Lines and planes-recursive formula

A family of $n$ lines is drawn in the plane such that each pair of lines cross and no $3$ dinstinct lines have a point in common Let $r(n)$ denote the number of regions into which ...
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How I can make a proof to this conjecture if it is possible?

Is there someone who can show me the way helping me to proof this conjecture. If it's not open, at a least show me links or papers which to be helpful. Conjecture: Assume $c > 0$ and that an ...
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Explanation of Linear Nonhomogeneous Recurrence Relations Problem

$$5\times 3^n=v_{n+2}-6v_{n+1}+9v_n$$ $$=C(n+2)^23^{n+2}-6C(n+1)^23^{n+1}+9Cn^23^n$$ $$=18C3^n$$ Can anyone explain to me how he got $18C3^n$. I've been simplifying the 2nd step but haven't gotten ...
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Looking for a “nice” Recurrence relation…

I'm want to build a game (with steps) that the solution have a Recurrence relation, i.e. - to solve the game you have to move from point A to point B, from point B to point C...(kind of a maze). Of ...
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Recurrence equation $f(g\cdot x)/f(x)=t$

I am trying to solve equation $\frac{f(g x)}{f(x)}=t$ and I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions? In my problem, $f$ is a continuous and weakly increasing function.
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Step by step Linear Reccurence

Can someone explain to me in a little bit more detail how you can get to this point. I know its explained here but i'm trying to apply the way he did this problem to this one \begin{equation*} u_n-...
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How to find the recurrence relation from a given polynomial?

Consider the formal power series: $A(x)=\sum a_nx^n$. and $A(x)= \frac{8+14x-50x^2}{1-7x^2+6x^3}$ I am trying to derive a recurrence relation, Is there a general method for doing it? Please help, ...
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how to solve T(n)=T(Logn)+O(1)

Given That $T(1)=1$ Solve following recurrence function $T(n)=T(\log n)+O(1)$ I know the answer is $\log^* n$ but don't know how to prove it. What I tried: $\log(n)+\log(n-1)+\log(n-2)+...+1 = \log(n*...
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Quick Factoring/Multiplying with recursion question

I am wondering if anyone can help to shed some light on something that I think should be very easy but I dont quite understand. In my textbook, how does author make this conclusion, From $$ a_n=\...
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How many ways to stack $n$ boxes of 4 colours so that no $2$ blue boxes are consecutive.

Let $X_n$ denote the number of ways to stack red, white and blue and green boxes, find the ways to count the ways of stacking n boxes, with no consecutive blue boxes. My attempt: Let $X^R_n$ denote ...
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How do I find an analytic solution to this recursive function?

I was playing with some recurrence relations, and I ended up with this a long nested function. How can I generalize the following relationship: $$ f_n = a + \frac{b}{f_{n-1}} $$ $$ f_1 = a + \frac{...
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Solve the following recurrence relation in two variables

How to solve this recurrence $$S(m,n)=S(m,n-1)+S(m-1,n-1)+S(m-1,n)$$ with base conditions $$S(1,1)=3,\; S(0,n)=S(m,0)=1.$$ This recurrence came up when I tried to solve this problem: Find the ...
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Name for the following set of polynomials

I have the following set of polynomials defined by $$P_n(x) = \sum^n_{k = 0} \frac{n!}{k!} x^k, \quad x \geqslant 0.$$ The first few are \begin{align*} P_0 (x) &= 1\\ P_1 (x) &= 1+x\\ P_2 (x) &...
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Triangular Array's Recursive Formula Breakdown

I have the following polynomials: $$1$$ $$z-1$$ $$z^2-2z+3$$ $$z^3-3z^2+9z-15$$ $$z^4-4z^3+18z^2-60z+93$$ $$z^5-5z^4+30z^3-150z^2+465z-725$$ $$...$$ They are generated both recursively and explicitly. ...
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What is the explicit formula (solution) to this recursively defined binary matrix?

My question concerns the following binary matrix (call it matrix $A$). Or rather the entire family of such matrices, for some number of columns $n$ and rows $2^n$. The ellipses indicate that the ...
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Find $v_k$ the probability of absorption at $N$ if the walk starts at $S_0=k$ for $0 \leq k \leq N$

Supose that $(S_n)_{n\geq0}$ is a random walk on $\{0,1,2,\dots,N\}$ with up prbability of $p$ and down probability of $(p-1)$. Find $v_k$ the probability of absorption at $N$ if the walk starts at $...
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Proof the golden ratio with the limit of Fibonacci sequence [duplicate]

Let $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$ the Fibonacci numbers, and $\phi=\frac{1+\sqrt5}{2}$ The exercise asks me to prove that: $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{F_{n+1}}{F_n}=\phi$. Sorry as can be proceed??
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Proving two Recurrence Relations

I encountered this problem in the International baccalaureate Higher Level math book, and my teacher could not help. If anyone could please take the time to look at it, that would be great. I need ...
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solve recurrence relation: comparisons to construct binary search tree with maple

I would like to solve the recurrence relation for the average number of comparisons necessary to the construction of a binary search tree. the recurrence is $$ i(n) = n - 1 + \frac{2}{n} \sum_{k=0}^{...
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First order differential equation to standard form conversion

I need to convert the following differential equation to standard form. $$ T_n = 2 T_{n-1}+1 $$ (not quite sure how to really format it properly) I was thinking it is $$ T_n - 2T_{n-1} - 1$$ If I'...
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Series definied by recurrence relation

Define a sequence recursively by $$\large{a_1 = \sqrt{2},a_{n+1} = \sqrt{2 + a_n}}$$ (a) By induction or otherwise, show that the sequence is increasing and bounded above by 3. Apply the monotonic ...
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What are the solutions for $a(n)$ and $b(n)$ when $a(n+1)=a(n)b(n)$ and $b(n+1)=a(n)+b(n)$?

If you have the following recurrence relations : $a(n+1)= a(n) b(n)$ $b(n+1)= a(n) + b(n) $ How do you find the form of $a(n)$ and $b(n)$ ? I suspect there isn't a closed form , but a infinit sum ...
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Problem with Recurrence Relations

A particle P executes a random walk on the line above such that when it is at point $n$ ($1 \leq n \leq 9$, $n$ a non-negative integer), it has a probability of $0.4$ of moving to $n+1$ and a ...
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How many entries in the sequence $x_n$ given by recursion $x_1=1\ ,\ x_{n+1}=p_{x_n}$ are known?

The sequence $x_n$ with the recursion $x_1=1\ ,\ x_{n+1}=p_{x_n}$ , where $p_k$ denotes the $k-th$ prime, has the following values : ...
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nth element of recurrence relation

I need to find explicit equation, that will give me n-th element of this recurrence: $$ a_0=0\\ a_1=3\\ a_{n+2}=a_{n+1} + 2a_{n} $$ I know, that I can use generating functions and difference equations,...
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The number of series over $\{0,1,2\}$ without repeating numbers

What is the number of series over $\{0,1,2\}$ with length $n$ without repeating the same number one after the other ($22$ is not allowed but $101$ is), that does not begin and end with the number $2$. ...
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Series expansion for $x_n=x_{n-1}+\log \left(x_{n-1}\right)$

$x_0=2,\ x_n=x_{n-1}+\log \left(x_{n-1}\right)\quad$ has a series expansion about $1.$ Since $x_0=2,$ $(x_0-1)^k=1,$ so the recurrence can be written, up to the first $5$ terms as \begin{align} 1+\...
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How to find out the dependence on past terms from a recurence relation

Suppose I know the generating function.Then how do I find out the dependence of of the $n^{\text{th}}$ term on the past $k$ terms from it?? For eg : Suppose I have the Fibonacci series . I know its $\...
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Solving $T(n)=2T(n-1)$

I have the following recurrence relation: $$T(n)=2T(n-1)$$ I would like to find the running time of the algorithm. I tried the following, having in mind that the correct solution is $$O(2^n)$$ So ...
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How to solve nonlinear recurrence relation (quadratic)

Please help me solve this weird recurrence relation. This is not really standard quadratic, so I'm totally confused. I tried with logarithm (but 8 is excess), tried writing this recurrence in one ...
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The k-th difference of the sequence $n^{k}$ is constant and equal to $k!$

Define the k-th difference of a sequence $\{a_n\}$ inductively as follows: The $1$-th difference is the sequence $\{b_n\}$ given by $b_n=a_{n+1}-a_n$ The "$k+1$"-th difference is the sequence $\{b_n\...
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Is there a nice recurrence relation for $n^n$

I know there is a nice equation for $n!$, but is there one for $n^n$? I was thinking you could get it with the fact $n^n=a^{n\log_an}$ but I can't seem to make the needed jump. Edit: It was suggested ...
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Optimization of parameter for recursive Cauchy sequence

I have the following recursive sequence I'm analyzing: $$V_0 = 50, V_1 = (1-10k)V_0,$$ $$V_{n+1} = (1-10k)V_n - 5kV_{n-1}$$ where $k > 0$ is a parameter that I'm investigating by running ...