Fibonacci Number

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Fibonacci number

[¦fib·ə¦nä·chē ′nəm·bər]
A number in the Fibonacci sequence whose first two terms are f1= f2= 1.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Fibonacci Number


any term in the recursive number sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,.... In this sequence, which is called a Fibonacci sequence, each term, after the second, is the sum of the two previous terms. Fibonacci numbers are named for the medieval mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci.


Vorob’ev, N. N. Chisla Fibonachchi, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1969.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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