# Java - calculate nth Fibonacci number

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Hercuflea

## Homework Statement

Hello everyone, I am trying to write a java program that asks the user to input a number n, and the computer calculates the nth Fibonacci number. I am supposed to use a loop to calculate the problem.

My question is, how do I set up the loop to calculate the nth Fibonacci number? I know how to do all of the program except the loop.

## Homework Equations

I want to use the "for" loop.

## The Attempt at a Solution

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Assignment2 {
public static void main(String [] args) {
Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);

System.out.print("Enter a number n in order to calculate the nth Fibonacci number: ");
int n = input.nextInt();

for(int i = 0; i;){}

System.out.println("The " + n + "th Fibonacci number is: ");

}
}

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## Homework Statement

Hello everyone, I am trying to write a java program that asks the user to input a number n, and the computer calculates the nth Fibonacci number. I am supposed to use a loop to calculate the problem.

My question is, how do I set up the loop to calculate the nth Fibonacci number? I know how to do all of the program except the loop.

## Homework Equations

I want to use the "for" loop.

## The Attempt at a Solution

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Assignment2 {
public static void main(String [] args) {
Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);

System.out.print("Enter a number n in order to calculate the nth Fibonacci number: ");
int n = input.nextInt();

for(int i = 0; i;){}

System.out.println("The " + n + "th Fibonacci number is: ");

}
}

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You can't write a program to calculate Fibonacci numbers if you don't know how to calculate them yourself. What are the first few numbers in a Fibonacci sequence?

Hercuflea
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You can't write a program to calculate Fibonacci numbers if you don't know how to calculate them yourself. What are the first few numbers in a Fibonacci sequence?

a1 = 0, a2 = 1, a3 = 1, a4 = 2, a5 = 3, a6 = 5, ...etc. adding the last two numbers to get the nth number.

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a1 = 0, a2 = 1, a3 = 1, a4 = 2, a5 = 3, a6 = 5, ...etc. adding the last two numbers to get the nth number.

Usually the indices start at zero, so that $F_0=0$, $F_1=1$, $F_2=1$, $F_3=2$,etc.

I would suggest that you store all calculated Fibonacci numbers in an array of Integers. To start with, you will need to initialize the array to include $F_0$ and $F_1$. Then, to calculate the nth number, you first look in the array to see if it has already been calculated; if yes then simply output that entry in the array, if no, then start with the last 2 entries in the array an calculate and store (in the array) all the remaining numbers up until the nth number.