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A178179 Like A177904, but start with a(1)=0, a(2)=a(3)=1. 1
0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 5, 3, 5, 13, 7, 5, 5, 17, 3, 5, 5, 13, 23, 41, 11, 5, 19, 7, 31, 19, 19, 23, 61, 103, 17, 181, 43, 241, 31, 7, 31, 23, 61, 23, 107, 191, 107, 5, 101, 71, 59, 11, 47, 13, 71, 131, 43, 7, 181, 11, 199, 23, 233, 13, 269, 103, 11, 383, 71, 31, 97, 199, 109, 5, 313, 61, 379, 251, 691, 1321, 73, 139, 73, 19, 11, 103, 19, 19, 47, 17, 83, 7, 107, 197, 311, 41, 61, 59, 23, 13, 19, 11, 43, 73, 127, 3, 29, 53, 17, 11, 3, 31 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,4

COMMENTS

After 7 steps, enters a cycle of length 100. The complete cycle, ending at 31, is shown.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..107.

Mihai Caragiu, Mathematical Trips.

Greg Back and Mihai Caragiu, The Greatest Prime Factor and Recurrent Sequences, Fibonacci Quart. 48 (2010), no. 4, 358-362.

MATHEMATICA

a[1] = 0; a[2] = a[3] = 1; a[n_] := a[n] = FactorInteger[a[n - 1] + a[n - 2] + a[n - 3]][[-1, 1]]; Array[a, 107] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Nov 17 2014 *)

nxt[{a_, b_, c_}]:={b, c, FactorInteger[a+b+c][[-1, 1]]}; NestList[nxt, {0, 1, 1}, 110][[All, 1]] (* Harvey P. Dale, Jul 17 2017 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A177904.

Sequence in context: A224361 A286109 A239665 * A284833 A151729 A088652

Adjacent sequences:  A178176 A178177 A178178 * A178180 A178181 A178182

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, Dec 19 2010

STATUS

approved

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