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A151946 a(1) = 8127; thereafter a(n) = (a(n-1) with digits sorted into descending order) - (a(n-1) with digits sorted into ascending order) (see the Kaprekar map, A151949). 2
8127, 7443, 3996, 6264, 4176, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174, 6174 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Similar in spirit to the RATS (Reverse, Add Then Sort) sequences.

Converges to the fixed point 6174. For the list of fixed points see A099009.

The initial value 1001 is the smallest number that converges to 6174 - see A151967.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..39.

John Tierney, "TierneyLab" column, New York Times, Section C, Aug 18 2009

Index entries for the Kaprekar map

Index entries for RATS sequences

CROSSREFS

Cf. A099009, A151947, A151949, A151951, A151955, A151956, A151967. A151968.

Sequence in context: A209845 A025288 A025306 * A229381 A147633 A237145

Adjacent sequences:  A151943 A151944 A151945 * A151947 A151948 A151949

KEYWORD

nonn,base

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, Aug 18 2009

STATUS

approved

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