Modified Fibonacci golden nuggets
Problem 140Published on Saturday, 3rd February 2007, 07:00 am; Solved by 2717; Difficulty rating: 55%
Consider the infinite polynomial series AG(x) = xG1 + x2G2 + x3G3 + ..., where Gk is the kth term of the second order recurrence relation Gk = Gk−1 + Gk−2, G1 = 1 and G2 = 4; that is, 1, 4, 5, 9, 14, 23, ... .
For this problem we shall be concerned with values of x for which AG(x) is a positive integer.
The corresponding values of x for the first five natural numbers are shown below.
We shall call AG(x) a golden nugget if x is rational, because they become increasingly rarer; for example, the 20th golden nugget is 211345365.
Find the sum of the first thirty golden nuggets.