During the Fall of 1998 I was researching
the algorithms computer scientists use to generate random numbers (called
pseudorandom numbers). One of the references I came across was this brief
statement in Ivars Peterson's book,

*The Jungles of Randomness: A Mathematical Safari*.*“At the heart of the Marsaglia-Zaman method of generating random numbers is the so-called Fibonacci sequence…"*

While waiting to see my bone doctor one
morning, I remembered this statement and began to explore the patterns
exhibited by the one's digit of the Fibonacci sequence. The question in my mind
was, What is there about the one’s digit
of the Fibonacci sequence that would interest two research mathematicians?

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Using only pencil and paper I soon made
two startling discoveries (known to others but unknown to me, and probably you)
about the 1's digit of any Fibonacci
number. My first discovery made it possible for me to write an algorithm that
computes the 1’s digit of the n

The project can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on this link:

^{th}Fibonacci number.The project can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on this link:

Looks like you made a small discovery haha. My friend is looking for writemypapers.org but I will forward this to him since I know he will be interested in reading this.

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