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 A230639 Let M(1)=0 and for n>1, B(n)=(M(ceiling(n/2))+M(floor(n/2))+2)/2, M(n)=3^B(n)+M(floor(n/2))+1. This sequence gives B(n). 12
 1, 3, 5, 17, 29, 139, 249, 64570209, 129140169, 34315253252541, 68630377364913, 1044297913696328396542704032390321722034449074468444246791788357605, 2088595827392656793085408064780643444068898148936888424953199350297 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 2,2 COMMENTS The largest power of 3 in M(n) = A230640(n). REFERENCES Max A. Alekseyev, Donovan Johnson and N. J. A. Sloane, On Kaprekar's Junction Numbers, in preparation, 2017. LINKS Max Alekseyev, Table n, expression for a(n) for n=2..100 MAPLE f:=proc(n) option remember; local B, M; if n<=1 then RETURN([0, 0]); else B:=(f(ceil(n/2))[2] + f(floor(n/2))[2] + 2)/2; M:=3^B+f(floor(n/2))[2]+1; RETURN([B, M]); fi; end proc; [seq(f(n)[1], n=1..9)]; CROSSREFS Cf. A230093, A230640 (for M(n)). Related base-3 sequences: A053735, A134451, A230641, A230642, A230643, A230853, A230854, A230855, A230856, A230639, A230640, A010063 (trajectory of 1) Sequence in context: A113169 A174913 A079496 * A038898 A297175 A089133 Adjacent sequences:  A230636 A230637 A230638 * A230640 A230641 A230642 KEYWORD nonn,base AUTHOR N. J. A. Sloane, Oct 31 2013 EXTENSIONS Terms a(10) onward from Max Alekseyev, Nov 02 2013 STATUS approved

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