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Let f(n) be the answer for H = n. Then, f(1) = 1, f(2) = 1.

We have the recurrence f(n) = f(n - 1) + f(n - 2) if 3 \nmid n and f(n) = f(n - 1) + f(n - 2) - 1 otherwise.

To see this, first note that the tree of height H is made by combining the tree of height H - 1 on the right and the tree of height H - 2 on the left. Suppose the path containing the root of the left and right subtree ends at the root, we can connect them with the root of the entire tree, which gives f(n) = f(n - 1) + f(n - 2) - 1. After this, the path does not end at the root, so for the next 2 heights, one of the paths cannot connect to the root and we have f(n) = f(n - 1) + f(n - 2).

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For anyone who is wondering how to proceed further after discovering the recursive function, follow this link: http://fusharblog.com/solving-linear-recurrence-for-programming-contest/

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