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A059417 Start with 1; square; add 2; subtract 1; repeat. 1
1, 1, 3, 2, 4, 6, 5, 25, 27, 26, 676, 678, 677, 458329, 458331, 458330, 210066388900, 210066388902, 210066388901, 44127887745906175987801, 44127887745906175987803, 44127887745906175987802 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

COMMENTS

a(22) has 46 digits.

REFERENCES

Seen on a quiz.

LINKS

Harry J. Smith, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..36

FORMULA

a(1+3k) = A004019(k+1), a(2+3k) = A004019(k+1)+2, a(3+3k) = A004019(k+1)+1, k>=0. - Yuriy Sibirmovsky, Sep 04 2016

MATHEMATICA

Flatten@ NestList[# + {0, 2, 1} &[Last[#]^2] &, {1}, 7] (* Michael De Vlieger, Sep 06 2016 *)

PROG

(PARI) { for (n = 0, 36, if (n==0, a=1, if (n%3 == 1, a*=a, if (n%3==2, a+=2, if (n%3==0, a-=1)))); write("b059417.txt", n, " ", a); ) } \\ Harry J. Smith, Jun 26 2009

CROSSREFS

Cf. A004019.

Sequence in context: A126290 A277377 A227741 * A078824 A014685 A239516

Adjacent sequences:  A059414 A059415 A059416 * A059418 A059419 A059420

KEYWORD

easy,nonn

AUTHOR

Jonathan Scharff (jonscharff(AT)home.com), Jan 30 2001

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Larry Reeves (larryr(AT)acm.org), Jan 31 2001

STATUS

approved

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