Solution to problem of the week #3 (and an apology)

April 8th, 2009 | Categories: general math, Problem of the week | Tags:

From time to time I post a problem of the week on Walking Randomly and invite readers to post solutions.  Although I haven’t done many, they seem to be quite popular and so I plan on resurrecting the series soon.

Back in August last year I posted a problem concerning Fibonacci numbers and matrices and Sam Shah (Of Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere fame) took the time to write out a full solution in a PDF file and sent it to me via email.  I promised that I would publish it ‘soon’.

Well…umm…’soon’ turned out to be almost a year later.  Here is Sam’s solution to the original problem – enjoy!

Sorry Sam!

  1. April 8th, 2009 at 18:49
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    Thanks for posting the solution! I was still learning how to write LaTeX on my mac with a new program — and used this to practice writing it — so it’s not as clear as I would like. I hope others can follow along with my muddledness!