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Can anyone help me understand this code for fibonacci:

public int fibonacci(int n)  {

    if(n == 0)

        return 0;

    else if(n == 1)

      return 1;

   else

      return fibonacci(n - 1) + fibonacci(n - 2);

}

What is the last line of the code can do? How it is calculate the value?

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Basically, Fibonacci will help you to provide a sequence that will be the sum of the previous two elements. You can understand it from the below example:

fibonacci(5) = fibonacci(4) + fibonacci(3)

fibonacci(3) = fibonacci(2) + fibonacci(1)

I hope this will help.

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