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A104101 The Lost Numbers. 2
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,1

COMMENTS

These numbers were central to the plot of the TV-series "Lost", episodes 18 and 201.

Another number in the sequence, perhaps the next one, is 540: the number of days which the team of two people who are addressed by the orientation film are to stay at station 3. 4+8+15+16+23+42 = 108 * 5 = 540 - Joshua Walton (joshuawalton<nospam>(AT)hotmail.com), May 05 2006

According to the show, 108 is not officially a part of the sequence, it just happens to be the sum of those numbers. - Ville Saalo (vsaalo(AT)iki.fi), Nov 19 2006

For n = 0,1,2,3,4,5 (1/120)(42n^5 - 305n^4 + 1100n^3 - 895n^2 + 1018n + 480) gives 4,12,35,89,213,511 -- the binomial transform of 4,8,15,16,23,42. The sequence continues 1194,2622,5346,10150,18093.... The polynomial (1/120)(42x^5 - 305x^4 + 1100x^3 - 895x^2 + 1018x + 480) is the "Shaw-Basho polynomial". - Ross La Haye, Feb 26 2007

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..5.

Dicander, M., "The Lost Numbers" The Lost Numbers: 4 8 15 16 23 42

Lostpedia contributors, "The Numbers", Lostpedia

Doug Shaw, The Lost Sequence

Wikipedia, Mythology of Lost

FORMULA

One possible formula: For n = 1..6, a(n) = (4*n)+(1-floor(1/omega(4*n))*(3+15*floor(n/6)). - Wesley Ivan Hurt, Jan 03 2013

CROSSREFS

Cf. A122115, A130826.

Sequence in context: A076343 A272346 A214440 * A130826 A188088 A190703

Adjacent sequences:  A104098 A104099 A104100 * A104102 A104103 A104104

KEYWORD

nonn,unkn

AUTHOR

Marcus Dicander, Mar 04 2005

STATUS

approved

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