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A135508 a(n) = x(n+1)/x(n) - 2 where x(1)=1 and x(n) = 2*x(n-1) + lcm(x(n-1),n). 12
2, 3, 1, 1, 1, 7, 2, 1, 1, 11, 1, 1, 7, 1, 1, 17, 1, 1, 1, 7, 11, 23, 1, 1, 1, 1, 7, 29, 1, 1, 2, 11, 17, 7, 1, 37, 1, 1, 1, 41, 7, 1, 11, 1, 23, 47, 1, 1, 1, 17, 1, 53, 1, 1, 1, 1, 29, 59, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 67, 17, 1, 1, 71, 1, 1, 37, 1, 1, 1, 1, 79, 1, 1, 41, 83, 1, 1, 1, 29, 1, 89, 1, 1, 1, 1 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

This sequence has properties related to primes and especially to twin primes. For instance sequence consists of 1's or primes only. 2 occurs infinitely many times, largest primes in twin pairs never occur, other primes occur finitely many times...

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..92.

Markus Schepke, Über Primzahlerzeugende Folgen, Thesis, U. Hannover, 2009

FORMULA

a(2*4^k)=2, k>=0.

MATHEMATICA

f[1] := 1; f[n_] := 2*f[n - 1] + LCM[f[n - 1], n]; Table[f[n + 1]/f[n] - 2, {n, 1, 10}] (* G. C. Greubel, Oct 16 2016 *)

PROG

(PARI) x1=1; for(n=2, 40, x2=2*x1+lcm(x1, n); t=x1; x1=x2; print1(x2/t-2, ", "))

CROSSREFS

Cf. A106108.

Sequence in context: A205104 A215561 A108714 * A030413 A139434 A113925

Adjacent sequences:  A135505 A135506 A135507 * A135509 A135510 A135511

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Benoit Cloitre, Feb 09 2008

STATUS

approved

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