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A053348 a(n) = solution to the postage stamp problem with 8 denominations and n stamps. 20
8, 32, 93, 228, 524, 1007, 1911, 3485 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



Fred Lunnon [W. F. Lunnon] defines "solution" to be the smallest value not obtainable by the best set of stamps. The solutions given are one lower than this, that is, the sequence gives the largest number obtainable without a break using the best set of stamps.


R. K. Guy, Unsolved Problems in Number Theory, C12.


Table of n, a(n) for n=1..8.

R. Alter and J. A. Barnett, A postage stamp problem, Amer. Math. Monthly, 87 (1980), 206-210.

M. F. Challis, Two new techniques for computing extremal h-bases A_kComp. J. 36(2) (1993) 117-126

M. F. Challis, J. P. Robinson, Some extremal postage stamp bases, JIS 13 (2010) #10.2.3.

Erich Friedman, Postage stamp problem

W. F. Lunnon, A postage stamp problem, Comput. J. 12 (1969) 377-380.

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Postage stamp problem


Postage stamp sequences: A001208, A001209, A001210, A001211, A001212, A001213, A001214, A001215, A001216, A005342, A005343, A005344, A014616, A053346, A053348, A075060, A084192, A084193.

Sequence in context: A033155 A132117 A159941 * A019256 A286399 A014969

Adjacent sequences:  A053345 A053346 A053347 * A053349 A053350 A053351




N. J. A. Sloane, Jun 20 2003


a(6) from Challis by R. J. Mathar, Apr 01 2006

Entry improved by comments from John Seldon (johnseldon(AT)onetel.com), Sep 15 2004

a(7)-a(8) from Challis and Robinson by Robert Price, Jul 19 2013



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