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A166079 Given a row of n payphones, all initially unused, how many people can use the payphones, assuming (1) each always chooses one of the most distant payphones from those in use already, (2) the first person takes a phone at the end, and (3) no people use adjacent phones? 1
1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,3

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..78.

H.-K. Hwang, S. Janson, T.-H. Tsai. Exact and asymptotic solutions of the recurrence f(n) = f(floor(n/2)) + f(ceiling(n/2)) + g(n): theory and applications. Preprint, 2016.

H.-K. Hwang, S. Janson, T.-H. Tsai. Exact and Asymptotic Solutions of a Divide-and-Conquer Recurrence Dividing at Half: Theory and Applications. ACM Transactions on Algorithms, 13:4 (2017), #47. DOI:10.1145/3127585

Randall Munroe, Urinal protocol vulnerability

FORMULA

a(n) = 1 + 2^floor(log_2(n-2) - 1) + max(0, n - (3/2) * 2^floor(log_2(n-2)) - 1).

A recurrence is: a(n) = a(m) + a(n-m+1) - 1, with a(1) = a(2) = 1 and a(3)=2, where m = ceiling(n/2). - John W. Layman, Feb 05 2011

PROG

(PARI) A000523(n)=my(t=floor(sizedigit(n)*3.32192809)-5); n>>=t; while(n>3, n>>=2; t+=2); if(n==1, t, t+1);

a(n)=my(t=1<<(A000523(n-2)-1)); max(t+1, n-t-t)

(PARI) a(n) = if(n<3, return(1)); my(L=logint(n-2, 2)-1); 1 + 2^L + max(0, n - 3*2^L - 1) \\ Charles R Greathouse IV, Jan 27 2016

CROSSREFS

Cf. A095236, A095912, A095240.

Sequence in context: A334922 A301851 A101646 * A269381 A080677 A344497

Adjacent sequences:  A166076 A166077 A166078 * A166080 A166081 A166082

KEYWORD

easy,nonn

AUTHOR

Charles R Greathouse IV, Oct 06 2009

STATUS

approved

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