A: No, the number 987,543,248 is not a Fibonacci number.

The Fibonacci Sequence is a series of numbers where you add the previous two numbers together. The sum of each is a Fibonacci number.

You start with 0 and add 1 to get the answer 1. You then add 1 + 1 to get 2. Then 2 + 1 to get 3. Then 2 + 3 to get 5, and so on.

To help you see it a little better, the numbers you add together have been color coded:

0 + 1 = 1

1 + 1 = 2

1 + 2 = 3

2 + 3 = 5

3 + 5 = 8

5 + 8 = 13

What would be the next Fibonacci number? If you answered 21, you're right. Here's how: You add 8 + 13, which equals 21. The sum of each set of numbers is a Fibonacci number. There are an infinite number of Fibonacci numbers.

So now that we have a little background on what a Fibonacci number is, let's work through it and try to see if 987,543,248 is a Fibonacci number.

Remember, we start with 0 + 1 = 1 then 1 + 1 = 2 then 1 + 2 = 3 then 2 + 3 = 5, and so on...

**Long Form Fibonacci Test**

0 + 1 = 1

1 + 1 = 2

1 + 2 = 3

2 + 3 = 5

3 + 5 = 8

5 + 8 = 13

8 + 13 = 21

13 + 21 = 34

21 + 34 = 55

34 + 55 = 89

55 + 89 = 144

89 + 144 = 233

144 + 233 = 377

233 + 377 = 610

377 + 610 = 987

610 + 987 = 1,597

987 + 1,597 = 2,584

1,597 + 2,584 = 4,181

2,584 + 4,181 = 6,765

4,181 + 6,765 = 10,946

6,765 + 10,946 = 17,711

10,946 + 17,711 = 28,657

17,711 + 28,657 = 46,368

28,657 + 46,368 = 75,025

46,368 + 75,025 = 121,393

75,025 + 121,393 = 196,418

121,393 + 196,418 = 317,811

196,418 + 317,811 = 514,229

317,811 + 514,229 = 832,040

514,229 + 832,040 = 1,346,269

832,040 + 1,346,269 = 2,178,309

1,346,269 + 2,178,309 = 3,524,578

2,178,309 + 3,524,578 = 5,702,887

3,524,578 + 5,702,887 = 9,227,465

5,702,887 + 9,227,465 = 14,930,352

9,227,465 + 14,930,352 = 24,157,817

14,930,352 + 24,157,817 = 39,088,169

24,157,817 + 39,088,169 = 63,245,986

39,088,169 + 63,245,986 = 102,334,155

63,245,986 + 102,334,155 = 165,580,141

102,334,155 + 165,580,141 = 267,914,296

165,580,141 + 267,914,296 = 433,494,437

267,914,296 + 433,494,437 = 701,408,733

433,494,437 + 701,408,733 = 1,134,903,170

Notice the last equation above (in red). This shows that 987,543,248 is NOT a Fibonacci number because the sum of the last equation is larger than the number 987,543,248 and the sum of the equation before it is smaller than the number 987,543,248.

- This is just one way to find a Fibonacci number and is arguably the easiest to understand. There are many ways to calculate a Fibonacci number. Take a look at Wikipedia for more information.

Let's take a look and see...

Number | 987,543,246 | 987,543,247 | 987,543,249 | 987,543,250 |

Fibonacci? | no | no | no | no |

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