# Project Euler Problem 25 Solved

## 1000-digit Fibonacci number

The Fibonacci sequence is defined by the recurrence relation:

Fn = Fn−1 + Fn−2, where F1 = 1 and F2 = 1.

Hence the first 12 terms will be:

F1 = 1

F2 = 1

F3 = 2

F4 = 3

F5 = 5

F6 = 8

F7 = 13

F8 = 21

F9 = 34

F10 = 55

F11 = 89

F12 = 144

The 12th term, F12, is the first term to contain three digits.

What is the first term in the Fibonacci sequence to contain 1000 digits?

## Solution

To be progmatic, take the brute-force approach.

Furthermore, here gives a formula which solves this problem, but it’s too mathematical.