1964 AHSME Problems/Problem 31

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Problem

Let \[f(n)=\dfrac{5+3\sqrt{5}}{10}\left(\dfrac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}\right)^n+\dfrac{5-3\sqrt{5}}{10}\left(\dfrac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}\right)^n.\]

Then $f(n+1)-f(n-1)$, expressed in terms of $f(n)$, equals:

$\textbf{(A) }\frac{1}{2}f(n)\qquad\textbf{(B) }f(n)\qquad\textbf{(C) }2f(n)+1\qquad\textbf{(D) }f^2(n)\qquad \textbf{(E) }$ $\frac{1}{2}(f^2(n)-1)$


See Also

1964 AHSC (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 30
Followed by
Problem 32
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