Rabbit Problem/Historical Note
Historical Note on The Rabbit Problem
It is perhaps necessary to point out that this question is not to be considered as a practical application of mathematics to the science of zoology.
As Fibonacci himself wrote:
- It is possible to do [the addition] in this order for an infinite number of months.
Neither is it to be confused with the ongoing endemic ecological problem of rabbits in Australia.
- 1997: Donald E. Knuth: The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 1.2.8$: Fibonacci Numbers