A simplified Binet formula for k-generalized Fibonacci numbers

Gregory P. Dresden
Arxiv ID: 0905.0304Last updated: 2/25/2022
We present a particularly nice Binet-style formula that can be used to produce the k-generalized Fibonacci numbers (that is, the Tribonaccis, Tetranaccis, etc). Furthermore, we show that in fact one needs only take the integer closest to the first term of this Binet-style formula to generate the desired sequence. These results were also found (independently) at about the same time by Zhaohui Du of Singapore, China. We are working on a joint paper.

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