A man put a pair of rabbits in a place surrounded on all sides by a wall. How many pairs of rabbits can be produced from that pair in a year if it is supposed that every month each pair begetstwo new pair which from the second month on becomes productive?

This problem states several important factors:

• Rabbits take one month to grow up
• After they have matured (for one month) it takes a pair of rabbits one more month to produce their first 2 pairs of newly born rabbits.
• We assume that rabbits never die
• We assume that whenever a new pair of rabbits is produced, it is always a male and a female
• We assume that these rabbits live in ideal conditions
• The problem begins with just one pair of newly born rabbits (a male and a female). Given all

this information, how many pairs of rabbits will there be in one year (12 months)?

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## jasen

A man put a pair of rabbits in a place surrounded on all sides by a wall. How many pairs of rabbits can be produced from that pair in a year if it is supposed that every month each pair begets

twonew pair which from the second month on becomes productive?This problem states several important factors:

• Rabbits take one month to grow up

• After they have matured (for one month) it takes a pair of rabbits one more month to produce their first

2 pairsof newly born rabbits.• We assume that rabbits never die

• We assume that whenever a new pair of rabbits is produced, it is always a male and a female

• We assume that these rabbits live in ideal conditions

• The problem begins with just one pair of newly born rabbits (a male and a female). Given all

this information, how many pairs of rabbits will there be in one year (12 months)?

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