Product of Sequence of Fermat Numbers plus 2/Mistake

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Source Work

1986: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers:

The Dictionary
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Mistake

$F_{n + 1} = F_0 F_1 F_2 \ldots F_{n - 1} + 2$, from which it follows ...


Correction

That expression should be:

$F_n = F_0 F_1 F_2 \ldots F_{n - 1} + 2$


This statement (and indeed, the entire paragraph it is in) has been removed from Curious and Interesting Numbers, 2nd ed. of $1997$.


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