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A101462 Smallest k such that 2^k-prime(n) is prime. 0
2, 3, 3, 39, 4, 4, 6, 5, 6, 5, 7, 11, 6, 29, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 10, 9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 26, 9, 8, 7, 10, 47, 14, 10, 9, 12, 31, 15, 9, 8, 8, 12, 9, 14, 21, 10, 9, 25, 261, 8, 9, 8, 8, 9, 8, 14, 10, 16, 9, 15, 10, 9, 12, 11, 14, 9, 12, 9, 791, 10, 9, 16, 20, 15, 9, 11, 10, 16, 15, 26, 9, 12, 11, 10 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Conjecture: sequence is defined for all n. First unproved n: 286 Prime(286)=1871, up to date, tested up to k=40959, none 2^k-Prime(286) is prime.

Primo was used for testing large primes.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..83.

Lei Zhou, Between 2^n and primes.

EXAMPLE

Prime(1)=2, 2^2-2 = 2 is prime

Prime(2)=3, 2^3-3 = 5 is prime

...

Prime(68)=337, 2^791-337 is prime.

MATHEMATICA

f[n_] := Block[{p = Prime@ n}, k = Ceiling@ Log2@ p; While[! PrimeQ[2^k - p], k++]; k]; Array[f, 83]

CROSSREFS

Cf. A094076.

Sequence in context: A281786 A100650 A096502 * A242786 A214219 A280895

Adjacent sequences:  A101459 A101460 A101461 * A101463 A101464 A101465

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Lei Zhou, Jan 20 2005

STATUS

approved

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