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A068987 a(n) is the first position in the digit sequence 3,1,4,1,5,9,.... of Pi where the pattern "1,2,...,n" occurs (where position of the initial 3 is 1). 14
2, 149, 1925, 13808, 49703, 2458886, 9470345, 186557267, 523551503 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

1. We may never know if a(n) is defined for all n.

2. We split up the digits of any number > 9 in the pattern, e.g., if n = 11, we search for the pattern "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,1,0,1,1".

3. The pattern "1,2,3,4,5,6" does not occur before the 100,000th term in the digit sequence of Pi.

Two more terms a(6) and a(7) were found via the referenced Pi-Search link [Andersen], through which 100 million digits of Pi are currently available. - Rick L. Shepherd, Oct 10 2002

200 million digits now available at Pi-Search page. - Rick L. Shepherd, Aug 06 2006

This sequence uses position = 1 for the initial digit 3 of Pi, while A121280(n) = a(n)-1 starts counting at 0, as does the "Pi search page" and sequences A035117, A050279 - A050287, A048940, A096755 - A096763. - M. F. Hasler, Mar 18 2017

a(10) > 2*10^9. - M. F. Hasler, Apr 13 2019

REFERENCES

Wacław Sierpiński, O stu prostych, ale trudnych zagadnieniach arytmetyki. Warsaw: PZWS, 1959, p. 32.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..9.

D. G. Andersen, The Pi-Search Page

SubIdiom.com, Irrational numbers search engine: π = 3.14159.... (Search within 2*10^9 digits, since at least 2009, maybe 2002.)

FORMULA

a(n) = A121280(n) + 1. - M. F. Hasler, Apr 13 2019

MATHEMATICA

p = ToString[N[Pi, 50000]/10]; t = {1, 12, 123, 1234, 12345}; g[n_] := StringPosition[p, ToString[n]][[1]][[1]] - 2; Table[g[t[[i]]], {i, 1, 5}]

CROSSREFS

First occurrence of n times the same digit: A035117 (n '1's), A050281 (n '2's), A050282, A050283, A050284, A050286, A050287, A048940 (n '9's).

First occurrence of exactly n times the same digit: A096755 (exactly n '1's), A096756, A096757, A096758, A096759, A096760, A096761, A096762, A096763 (exactly n '9's), A050279 (exactly n '0's).

First occurrence of n: A176341; of concatenate(1,...,n): A121280 = A068987 - 1.

Cf. A000796: Decimal expansion (or digits) of Pi.

Sequence in context: A175974 A062596 A142415 * A273047 A209077 A141139

Adjacent sequences:  A068984 A068985 A068986 * A068988 A068989 A068990

KEYWORD

nonn,base

AUTHOR

Joseph L. Pe, Apr 01 2002

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Rick L. Shepherd, Oct 10 2002

a(8) from Rick L. Shepherd, Aug 06 2006

Additional term a(9), using subidiom search engine, from M. F. Hasler, Apr 13 2019

STATUS

approved

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