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A Fibonacci-Like Sequence of Composite Numbers

The author finds a pair of positive integers that generates a generalized Fibonacci sequence containing no prime numbers.
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3607
MSC Codes: 
11B39
Author(s): 
Donald E. Knuth (Stanford University)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
February, 1990
Subject(s): 
Primes
Number Theory
Algebra and Number Theory
Fibonacci Sequence
Number Patterns
Patterns and Sequences
Numbers and Computation
Topic(s): 
Congruences, Solving Congruence Equations
Number Sequences
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Rating Average: 
3.05
Applicable Course(s): 
4.3 Number Theory
3.7 Discrete Math
Modify Date: 
Friday, August 24, 2012
Average: 3.1 (44 votes)

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