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A008338 a(n+1) = a(n)/n! if n! divides a(n) else a(n)*n!. 1
1, 1, 2, 12, 288, 34560, 48, 241920, 6, 2177280, 7900913664000, 315379190543155200000, 658409472000, 4099929477061017600000, 47029248000, 61498942155915264000000, 2939328000, 1045482016650559488000000, 163296000 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,3

REFERENCES

R. K. Guy and R. J. Nowakowski, Monthly unsolved problems, 1969-1995, Amer. Math. Monthly, 102 (1995), 921-926.

LINKS

Harvey P. Dale, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..190

MAPLE

A008338 := proc(n) option remember; if n = 1 then 1 elif A008338(n-1) mod (n-1)! = 0 then A008338(n-1)/(n-1)! else A008338(n-1)*(n-1)!; fi; end;

MATHEMATICA

a[1] := 1; a[n_] := If[IntegerQ[a[n - 1]/(n - 1)! ], a[n - 1]/(n - 1)!, a[n - 1]*(n - 1)! ]; Table[a[n], {n, 1, 20}] - Stefan Steinerberger, Apr 08 2006

Transpose[NestList[{First[#]+1, If[Divisible[Last[#], First[#]!], Last[#]/First[#]!, Last[#]First[#]!]}&, {1, 1}, 20]][[2]] (* Harvey P. Dale, Oct 24 2011 *)

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A176037 A057170 A200564 * A000178 A108395 A009669

Adjacent sequences:  A008335 A008336 A008337 * A008339 A008340 A008341

KEYWORD

nonn,easy,nice

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane.

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Stefan Steinerberger, Apr 08 2006

STATUS

approved

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