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A167232 a(n) is the number obtained by writing out numbers from 1 to n and placing an alternate + and - minus sign between successive digits and evaluating the expression written. 2
1, -1, 2, -2, 3, -3, 4, -4, 5, 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 5, 4, 7, 6, 10, 9, 14, 13, 19, 18, 25, 24, 32, 31, 40, 38, 38, 36, 37, 35, 37, 35, 38, 36, 40, 38, 43, 41, 47, 45, 52, 50, 58, 56, 65, 62, 62, 59, 60, 57, 59, 56, 59, 56, 60, 57, 62, 59, 65, 62, 69, 66, 74, 71, 80, 76, 76, 72, 73, 69 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,3

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..74.

Sphere Online Judge, Problem 1433: The Sum [Link edited by N. J. A. Sloane, Nov 02 2009]

FORMULA

a(n) = -sum_{i=1..n} (-1)^i*A007376(i). [From R. J. Mathar, Nov 09 2009]

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A219773 A187446 A240020 * A319468 A137791 A096125

Adjacent sequences:  A167229 A167230 A167231 * A167233 A167234 A167235

KEYWORD

sign,base

AUTHOR

Dhruv (dhruvbird(AT)gmail.com), Oct 31 2009

EXTENSIONS

a(12) corrected, more terms appended by R. J. Mathar, Nov 09 2009

STATUS

approved

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