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A176779 Smallest number appearing exactly n times in the concatenation of all integers from 1 to itself. 0
1, 12, 121, 1011, 1121, 10111, 11121, 109911, 111311, 111211, 1101111, 1112211, 1111211, 11011111, 11192111, 11111211, 11112111, 111011111, 111113111, 111122111, 111112111, 1110111111, 1111122111, 1111921111, 1111112111 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

For m>1, is the number of m-digit terms in the sequence always Int(m/2)?

For 4<=m<=10, the last m-digit term consists of m-1 1's and a single 2 located at the first digit position to the right of the middle, i.e., 1121, 11121, 111211, 1111211, 11112111, 111112111, 1111121111. Does this pattern hold for all m>3?

Is there an easy way to extend the sequence indefinitely?

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..25.

EXAMPLE

Let s(k) be the string of digits obtained by concatenating all integers from 1 to k. Then a(3)=121 because the substring 121 appears exactly 3 times in s(121)=123..1213..112113..119120121, and there is no smaller number having this property.

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A299823 A222634 A018204 * A098297 A037543 A214317

Adjacent sequences:  A176776 A176777 A176778 * A176780 A176781 A176782

KEYWORD

base,nonn

AUTHOR

Jon E. Schoenfield, Apr 25 2010

STATUS

approved

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