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A125211 a(n) = total number of primes of the form |k! - n|. 3
0, 0, 2, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 2, 0, 5, 1, 7, 1, 1, 0, 9, 1, 6, 1, 2, 1, 4, 1, 2, 1, 1, 0, 5, 1, 8, 1, 1, 0, 2, 0, 10, 1, 1, 0, 6, 1, 10, 1, 1, 0, 10, 1, 3, 0, 0, 0, 7, 1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 7, 1, 11, 1, 1, 0, 2, 0, 9, 1, 1, 0, 9, 1, 11, 1, 1, 0, 4, 0, 11, 1, 1, 0, 8, 1, 3, 0, 0, 0, 14, 1, 3, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 11, 1, 1, 0, 9 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,3

COMMENTS

Numbers n such that a(n) = 0 are listed in A125212(n) = {1,2,10,16,28,34,36,40,46,50,51,52,56,57,58,64,66,70,76,78,82,86,87,88,92,93,94,96,100,...} Numbers n such that no prime exists of the form k! - n. Note the triples of consecutive zeros in a(n) for n = {{50,51,52}, {56,57,58}, {86,87,88}, {92,93,94}, ...}. Most zeros in a(n) have even indices. The middle index of most consecutive zero triples is odd and is a multiple of 3. Numbers n such that no prime exists of the form (k! - 3n - 1), (k! - 3n), (k! - 3n + 1) are listed in A125213(n) = {17,19,29,31,45,49,57,59,63,69,73,79,83,85,87,89,97,99,...}. The first pair of odd middle indices of zero triples that are not divisible by 3 is n = 325 and n = 329. They belong to the first septuplet of consecutive zeros in a(n): a(324)-a(330) = 0.

LINKS

Amiram Eldar, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..2500

EXAMPLE

a(4) = 3 because there are 3 primes of the form |k! - 4|:

1! - 4 = -3, 2! - 4 = -2, 3! - 4 = 2.

k! - 4 is composite for all k>3 because it is divisible by 4.

MATHEMATICA

Table[Length[Select[Range[n], PrimeQ[ #!-n]&]], {n, 1, 300}]

CROSSREFS

Cf. A125162 = number of primes of the form k! + n. Cf. A125163 = numbers n such that no prime exists of the form k! + n. Cf. A125164 = numbers n such that no prime exists of the form (k! + 3n - 1), (k! + 3n), (k! + 3n + 1). Cf. A125212, A125213.

Sequence in context: A204933 A240224 A118105 * A139367 A117648 A037222

Adjacent sequences: A125208 A125209 A125210 * A125212 A125213 A125214

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Alexander Adamchuk, Nov 23 2006

STATUS

approved

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