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This is the number of positions that can be reached in n moves from the start, but which cannot be reached in fewer than n moves.
A puzzle in the Rubik cube family. The total number of distinct positions is 4961250. Here we consider a move to be a quarter turn of a disc.
Table of n, a(n) for n=0..23.
Jaap Scherphuis, Puzzle Pages
Sequence in context: A162036 A232534 A062422 * A131045 A182555 A026721
Adjacent sequences: A079861 A079862 A079863 * A079865 A079866 A079867
N. J. A. Sloane, Feb 21 2003