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## 'Weekly Problem 46 - 2006' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

The standard Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ? begins with two 1s and each later number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two numbers. Other Fibonacci like sequences can be constructed by starting with any two numbers a and b (not necessarily 1 and 1) and using the same rule for creating the other numbers in the sequence. What is the first term of the Fibonacci-like sequence
whose second term is 4 and whose fifth term is 22?

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