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 A072875 Smallest start for a run of n consecutive numbers of which the i-th has exactly i prime factors. 10
 2, 3, 61, 193, 15121, 838561, 807905281, 19896463921, 3059220303001, 3931520917431241 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,1 COMMENTS By definition each term of this sequence is prime. Download search program (see alt.math.recreational thread) if you want to help search for the next term! a(11) <= 1452591346605212407096281241 (Frederick Schneider), see primepuzzles link. - sent by amd64(AT)vipmail.hu, Dec 21 2007 REFERENCES J.-M. De Koninck, Ces nombres qui nous fascinent, Entry 61, p. 22, Ellipses, Paris 2008. LINKS alt.math.recreational thread, Consecutive numbers with counting prime factors EXAMPLE a(3)=61 because 61(prime), 62(=2*31), 63(=3*3*7) have exactly 1, 2, 3 prime factors respectively, and this is the smallest solution a(6)=807905281: 807905281 is prime; 807905281+1=2*403952641; 807905281+2=3*15733*17117; 807905281+3=2*2*1871*107951; 807905281+4=5*11*43*211*1619; 807905281+5=2*3*3*3*37*404357; 807905281+6=7*7*7*7*29*41*283; 807905281 is the smallest number m such that m+k is product of k+1 primes for k=0,1,2,3,4,5& 6. CROSSREFS Cf. A001222, A093552, A093550, A086560, A124592. a(1) = A000040(1), a(2) = A005383(1), a(3) = A112998(1), a(4) = A113000(1), a(5) = A113008(1), a(6) = A113150(1) Sequence in context: A144545 A085326 A062308 * A093551 A173915 A061452 Adjacent sequences:  A072872 A072873 A072874 * A072876 A072877 A072878 KEYWORD hard,nice,nonn,more AUTHOR Rick L. Shepherd, Jun 30, 2002 and Jens Kruse Andersen, Jul 28, 2002 EXTENSIONS a(7) found by Mark W. Lewis. a(8) and a(9) found by Jens Kruse Andersen. a(10) found by J. K. A. Probably a(11)>10^20. Aug 24, 2002 Entry revised by N. J. A. Sloane, Jan 26 2007 Cross-references and editing by Charles R Greathouse IV, Apr 20 2010 STATUS approved

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