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 A242117 The number of independent sets in a complete binary tree with n levels (i.e., with 2^n-1 vertices) in which every vertex has degree 3. 0
 0, 0, 3, 24, 1680, 5317635, 66314914699608, 8947678119828215014722891024, 178098260698995011212395018312912894502905113202338936835 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,3 COMMENTS For example, when n=3, there are two degree 3 vertices which do not share an edge. There are then three degree 3 (regular) independent subsets so a(3)=3. a(10) has 113 digits and is too large to include. The sequence is related to A076725, the number of independent sets in a complete binary tree. The independent sets sought are those in the subgraph induced by the degree-3 vertices.  This subgraph is a forest comprising two complete binary trees with n-2 levels each.  These trees have A076725(n-2+1) independent sets each and the empty set (empty in both) is excluded here so a(n) = A076725(n-1)^2 - 1. - Kevin Ryde, Mar 10 2020 LINKS FORMULA a(n) = (a(n-2) + 1)^4 + 2(a(n-1)+1)(a(n-2) + 1)^2 + (a(n-1) + 1)^2 - 1, with a(1) = a(2) = 0. EXAMPLE a(3) = (a(1) + 1)^4 + 2(a(2)+1)(a(1) + 1)^2 + (a(2) + 1)^2 - 1 = (0+1)^4+2(0+1)(0+1)^2+(0+1)^2-1 = 3. a(4) = (a(2) + 1)^4 + 2(a(3)+1)(a(2) + 1)^2 + (a(3) + 1)^2 - 1 = (0+1)^4+2(3+1)(0+1)^2+(3+1)^2-1 = 24. a(5) = (a(3) + 1)^4 + 2(a(4)+1)(a(3) + 1)^2 + (a(4) + 1)^2 - 1 = (3+1)^4+2(24+1)(3+1)^2+(24+1)^2-1 = 1680. PROG (PARI) a(n) = my(x=1, y=1); for(i=3, n, [x, y] = [(x + y^2)^2, x]); x-1; \\ Kevin Ryde, Mar 10 2020 CROSSREFS Cf. A076725. Sequence in context: A075655 A300551 A000856 * A047678 A047938 A297481 Adjacent sequences:  A242114 A242115 A242116 * A242118 A242119 A242120 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Steven Kuipers and Bradford M. Morris, May 04 2014 STATUS approved

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