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 A130320 Given n numbers n>(n-1)>(n-2)>...>2>1, adding the first and last numbers leads to the identity n+1 = (n-1)+2 = (n-2)+3 = ... In case if some positive x_1, x_2, ... are added to n, (n-1) etc, the strict inequality could be retained. This could be repeated finitely many times till it ends in inequality of form M > N where M-N is minimal. This sequence gives the value of M for different n. 1
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 OFFSET 1,2 COMMENTS Apparently contains 2^(2k+1) and 2^k+2. - Ralf Stephan, Nov 10 2013 LINKS Ramasamy Chandramouli, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..17000 FORMULA For n of form 2^k, we have a(n) = 4a(n-1) - 2 with a(1) = 2. For n of form 2^k + 2^(k-1), a(n) = 4a(n-1) with a(1) = 4. EXAMPLE a(5) = 10 because we have 5 > 4 > 3 > 2 > 1. To follow a strict inequality we would have 5 + x > 4 + y > 3 > 2 > 1, where x >= 0, y >= 0. The next level of inequality gives 1 + 5 + x > 2 + 4 + y > 3. This implies x > y. Continuing with next level gives 3 + 6 + x > 6 + y. This gives x = 1, y = 0. Hence 10 > 6 giving a(5) = 10. CROSSREFS Sequence in context: A073805 A352587 A301374 * A339574 A258599 A101176 Adjacent sequences:  A130317 A130318 A130319 * A130321 A130322 A130323 KEYWORD nonn,uned,obsc AUTHOR Ramasamy Chandramouli, May 23 2007 STATUS approved

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