Hey!

Have you heard anything about Fibonacci numbers? Solving Fibonacci sequences is one of classical interview tasks. An employer wants to check your algorithmic thinking and problem solving skills.

A little bit explanation before solving...

The Fibonacci sequences is a set of numbers that starts with a one or a zero, followed by a one, and proceeds based on the rule that each number (called a Fibonacci number) is equal to the sum of the preceding two numbers. If the Fibonacci sequence is denoted F (n), where n is the first term in the sequence, the following equation obtains for n = 0, where the first two terms are defined as 0 and 1 by convention:

F (0) = 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 ...

# 2 Ways to solve Fibonacci sequences with JavaScript

### 1. Simple loop

It's the best and fast solving.

```
const fib = n => {
let prev = 0;
let next = 1;
for (let i = 0; i < n; i++) {
let temp = next;
next = prev + next;
prev = temp;
}
return prev;
}
```

It's the best variant of solving, but if you want to show that you know something more than loop, for instance...

### 2. Recursion

Recursion - it's when function call itself until it doesn't.

```
const fib = n => {
if (n <= 1) {
return n;
} else {
return fib(n - 1) + fib(n - 2);
}
}
```

Remember this example. You shouldn't do like that. Never!

If on the interview you're asked to solve this task recursively, remember it's a pitfall. Why? Because if you need to count, for example, 55 Fibonacci number, you will see a little bit delay. This solving has O(e^n) notation. For better understanding, if you must wait 1 hour for fib(45), then for fib(46) you will wait 2 hours. 😄

So how can better do that? Follow me. It's better solution using recursion.

```
const fib2 = n => {
if (n === 0) {
return [0, 1];
} else {
const [prev, next] = fib2(n - 1);
return [next, prev + next];
}
}
const fib = n => fib2(n)[0]
```

I'm pleasured to share with you ways of solving this task.

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## Discussion (1)

Thanks for the article! For more common Fibonacci Coding Interview Questions check this blog post as well: fullstack.cafe/blog/fibonacci-inte.... Hope it will be helpful.