

A220453


Numbers k such that right truncation of the decimal representation of k^k is never prime.


2



1, 2, 6, 10, 16, 20, 76, 92, 100, 108, 109, 115, 125, 129, 136, 201, 227, 317, 400, 405, 427, 451, 477, 518, 575, 594, 606, 649, 659, 836, 858, 901, 960, 995, 1000, 1022, 1091, 1150, 1152, 1233, 1498, 1516, 1641, 1655, 1761, 1818, 1923, 1937, 1944, 1970, 2135, 2246, 2549, 2574, 2614, 2700, 2807, 2834, 2865, 3195, 3232, 3329, 3367, 3474, 3514, 3749, 3751
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

A220454 gives k such that the smallest prime in a left segment of k^k for those numbers excluded from this sequence sets a record. The tentative conclusion of the author at time of submission is that this sequence is after some point identical with the powers of 10 (would be finite, eventually, if they were excluded), with a nottotallycleartohim heuristic argument of modest complexity involving the Prime Number Theorem and comparisons of terms and factors in probabilities involving the exponential and logarithm functions to get an overall comparison with geometric series. So, though this sequence is currently more filled out than its companion, that sequence should eventually catch up and pass this one based on the arguments presented in its COMMENTS section.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..67.


EXAMPLE

The fact that 2^2 is a 1digit composite automatically places 2 in the list, while the fact that the leading digit of both 3^3 and 4^4 is the prime 2 automatically excludes 3 and 4. 5^5 leads with the digit 3 and so 5 is similarly excluded, while lopping off any number of the rightmost digits of 6^6 leaves a composite, placing 6 in the sequence.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A220454.
Sequence in context: A137236 A124198 A032426 * A195957 A294013 A183575
Adjacent sequences: A220450 A220451 A220452 * A220454 A220455 A220456


KEYWORD

nonn,base


AUTHOR

James G. Merickel, Dec 15 2012


EXTENSIONS

a(62)a(67) added by James G. Merickel, Feb 12 2013


STATUS

approved



