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HOSOYA'S TRIANGLE

In 1976, H. Hosoya of Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, introduced an interesting triangular array H; see Figure 15.1 [332]. It is closely linked to Fibonacci numbers. We call it Hosoya's triangle. The array is symmetric about the vertical line through the middle, and the top two northeast and southeast diagonals consist of Fibonacci numbers. We can obtain every interior element by adding the two immediate neighbors along the northeast and northwest diagonals; for example, c015-math-001.

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Figure 15.1 Hosoya's triangle H.

15.1 RECURSIVE DEFINITION

We can define the array H recursively, where c015-math-002 denotes the element in row n and column j:

15.2 equation

where c015-math-005 and c015-math-006.

Since , where and , it ...

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