There happens to be a politician that might lie at any moment (this isn't unusual) but his conscience bothers him enough (now,
that is unusual!) so he won't say two lies in a row.
He said ten consecutive statements.
How many combinations of truths/lies can there be?
(In reply to
Fibo again by Ady TZIDON)
Excellent!
Can't the nth Fibonacci number be gotten in 1 step, rather than a number proportional to log(n)?:
F(n)=[(phi^n)/sqrt(5)+.5], where [] represents the floor function, so that [ +.5] represents rounding to the nearest integer, and phi is the golden ratio.
(I tried using the square root symbol in the new editor, but got garbage. I also tried viewing source and pasting in the ampersand code for phi, but that didn't work either.)
Edited on February 27, 2004, 11:08 am

Posted by Charlie
on 20040227 11:03:24 