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A151567 Another version of the toothpick sequence A139250 (see Comments for definition). 0
0, 1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 23, 35, 43, 47, 55, 67, 79, 91, 111, 139, 155, 159, 167, 179, 191, 203, 223, 251, 271, 283, 303, 331, 359, 387, 431, 491, 523, 527, 535, 547, 559, 571, 591, 619, 639, 651, 671, 699, 727, 755, 799, 859, 895, 907, 927, 955, 983, 1011, 1055, 1115, 1159, 1187 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

COMMENTS

The idea is to build a version of A139250 from four copies of the triangle in A151566 (each rotated from the previous one by 90 degrees). The result doesn't quite match A139250, however.

The toothpicks here have length 2, and are placed on the square grid Z X Z.

Place a vertical toothpick centered at (0,0) and extend it downwards to form an infinite triangle using the rule for leftist trees in A151566.

Place another vertical toothpick centered at (0,0) and extend it upwards to form an infinite triangle using the rule for leftist trees in A151566.

Place a horizontal toothpick centered at (1,0) and extend it leftwards to form an infinite triangle using the rule for leftist trees in A151566, then remove the toothpick centered at (1,0).

Place another horizontal toothpick centered at (-1,0) and extend it rightwards to form an infinite triangle using the rule for leftist trees in A151566, then remove the toothpick centered at (-1,0).

Finally, coalesce any toothpicks that have been superimposed. The result starts like A139250, but after 12 generations has fewer toothpicks.

The sequence gives the number of toothpicks in the n-th generation.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..57.

David Applegate, Omar E. Pol and N. J. A. Sloane, The Toothpick Sequence and Other Sequences from Cellular Automata

N. J. A. Sloane, Catalog of Toothpick and Cellular Automata Sequences in the OEIS

FORMULA

a(n) = 2*P(n) + 2*P(n+1) -4*n - 1, where P() = A151566().

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A220524 A169626 A160808 * A139250 A256265 A266535

Adjacent sequences:  A151564 A151565 A151566 * A151568 A151569 A151570

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, May 24 2009

STATUS

approved

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