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 A159999 Number of numbers not greater than n occurring in Collatz (3x+1) trajectory starting with n. 7

%I

%S 1,2,3,3,4,6,5,4,7,6,7,9,7,10,7,5,9,14,11,8,6,12,9,11,14,10,10,16,14,

%T 11,10,6,17,12,9,20,18,17,18,9,13,8,20,16,14,12,13,12,20,21,18,12,10,

%U 18,15,20,24,19,22,16,14,17,15,7,23,25,22,15,13,12,16,23

%N Number of numbers not greater than n occurring in Collatz (3x+1) trajectory starting with n.

%C a(n) < n for n>6;

%C a(A033496(n)) = A008908(A033496(n)).

%C a(n) = n - A246436(n); row lengths of triangle A214614. - _Reinhard Zumkeller_, Sep 01 2014

%H R. Zumkeller, <a href="/A159999/b159999.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000</a>

%H <a href="/index/3#3x1">Index entries for sequences related to 3x+1 (or Collatz) problem</a>

%F a(n) = f(n,n,1) with f(n,m,x) = if m=1 then x else f(n, A006370(m), if A006370(m)<n then x+1 else x).

%e a(9) = #{1,2,4,5,7,8,9} = 7, as

%e 9-28-14-7-22-11-34-17-52-26-13-40-20-10-5-16-8-[4-2-1]*

%e 9-..-..-7-..-..-..-..-..-..-..-..-..-..-5-..-8-[4-2-1]*.

%t Collatz[n_] := NestWhileList[If[EvenQ[#], #/2, 3 # + 1] &, n, # > 1 &]; f[n_] := Module[{c = Collatz[n]}, Length[Select[c, # <= n &]]]; Table[ f[n], {n, 100}] (* _T. D. Noe_, Mar 07 2013 *)

%o a159999 n = length \$ takeWhile (<= n) \$ sort \$ a070165_row n

%o -- _Reinhard Zumkeller_, Sep 01 2012

%Y Cf. A033496, A008908, A070165, A214614.

%K nonn,look

%O 1,2

%A _Reinhard Zumkeller_, May 04 2009

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