
COMMENTS

Number of ways to fold a strip of n+1 labeled stamps with leaf 1 on top. [Clarified by Stéphane Legendre, Apr 09 2013]
From Roger Ford, Jul 04 2014: (Start)
The number of semimeander solutions for n (a(n)) is equal to the number of n top arch solutions in the intersection of A001263 (with no intersecting top arches) and A244312 (arches forming a complete loop).
The top and bottom arches for semimeanders pass through vertices 12n on a straight line with the arches below the line forming a rainbow pattern.
The number of total arches going from an odd vertex to a higher even vertex must be exactly 2 greater than the number of arches going from an even vertex to a higher odd vertex to form a single complete loop with no intersections.
The arch solutions in the intersection of A001263 (T(n,k)) and A244312 (F(n,k)) occur when the number of top arches going from a odd vertex to a higher even vertex (k) meets the condition that k = ceiling((n+1)/2).
Example: semimeanders a(5)=10.
(A244312) F(5,3)=16 { 10 commom solutions: [12,34,5 10,67,89] [16,23,45,78,9 10] [12,36,45,7 10,89] [14,23,58,67,9 10] [12,3 10,49,58,67] [18,27,36,45,9 10] [12,3 10,45,69,78] [18,25,34,67,9 10] [14,23,5 10,69,78] [16,25,34,7 10,89] } + [18,27,34,5 10,69] [16,25,3 10,49,78] [18,25,36,49,7 10] [14,27,3 10,58,69] [14,27,36,5 10,89] [16,23,49,58,7 10]
(A001263) T(5,3)=20 { 10 common solutions } + [12,38,45,67,9 10] [1 10,29,38,47,56] [1 10,25,34,69,78] [14,23,56,7 10,89] [12,3 10,47,56,89] [18,23,47,56,9 10] [1 10,29,36,45,78] [1 10,29,34,58,67] [1 10,27,34,56,89] [1 10,23,49,56,78].
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