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    Ok. I have made a list of the first 30 lucas and fibbonacci number, and the products they make.

    I now need to find a relationship between the products and the fibonacci numbers. I know thats a bit vague but that is what the teacher told us to do, and he said it was blatantly obvious, so either I'm missing something or I've messed up somewhere.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.

    By the way - I kind of need this answered like immediately!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion View Post
    Ok. I have made a list of the first 30 lucas and fibbonacci number, and the products they make.

    I now need to find a relationship between the products and the fibonacci numbers. I know thats a bit vague but that is what the teacher told us to do, and he said it was blatantly obvious, so either I'm missing something or I've messed up somewhere.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion View Post
    Ok. I have made a list of the first 30 lucas and fibbonacci number, and the products they make.

    I now need to find a relationship between the products and the fibonacci numbers. I know thats a bit vague but that is what the teacher told us to do, and he said it was blatantly obvious, so either I'm missing something or I've messed up somewhere.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.

    By the way - I kind of need this answered like immediately!!
    Hello,

    if the elements of the Fibonacci sequence are F_n, n>=0, and
    if the elements of the Lucas sequence are L_n, n>=0, and
    if the elements of the product sequence are P_n = F_n * L_n, n>=0,

    then you can easily detect that:

    P_n = 3 * P_{n-1} - P_{n-2}

    EDIT: From CaptainBlack's answer I learned that I completely misunderstood your problem. Sorry!
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    Hello, Scorpion!

    Ok, I have made a list of the first 30 Lucas and Fibonacci number,
    and the products they make.

    If you know the generating functions for Fibonacci and Lucas numbers,
    . . it's easy . . . well, sort of.

    F_n \;=\;\frac{(1 + \sqrt{5})^n - (1 - \sqrt{5})^n}{2^n\sqrt{5}}

    L_n \;=\;\frac{(1+\sqrt{5})^n + (1-\sqrt{5})^n}{2^n}


    Then: . F_n\cdot L_n \;=\;\frac{(1+\sqrt{5})^n - (1-\sqrt{5})^n}{2^n\sqrt{5}}\cdot \frac{(1 + \sqrt{5})^n + (1-\sqrt{5})^n}{2^n}

    . . . . . . . . . . = \;\frac{(1+\sqrt{5})^{2n} - (1-\sqrt{5})^{2n}}{2^{2n}\sqrt{5}}\quad\Leftarrow . This is F_{2n}


    Therefore: . F_n\cdot L_n\;=\;F_{2n}

    Last edited by Soroban; May 26th 2007 at 10:23 AM.
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