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 A248797 Number of terms > 1 in Fibonacci-variation of Collatz sequence starting with (1, 2n+1). 1
 0, 1, 2, 1, 5, 5, 4, 1, 8, 3, 2, 3, 3, 5, 5, 1, 10, 4, 7, 3, 9, 7, 5, 4, 7, 2, 3, 11, 10, 12, 7, 1, 12, 6, 4, 6, 17, 10, 9, 6, 13, 5, 2, 4, 10, 10, 7, 7, 5, 6, 11, 8, 7, 15, 7, 10, 15, 9, 12, 9, 17, 8, 14, 1, 16, 8, 6, 5, 11, 12, 8, 8, 11, 13, 8, 9, 8, 12, 4 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,3 COMMENTS In a Fibonacci-variation of Collatz sequence the next term is the odd part of the sum of the preceding two terms. The sequence terminates when 1 is reached. All sequences with initial values {1, 2n+1} terminate. Proof: Let FC be Fibonacci-variation of Collatz sequence, then FC_{n+1} <= max(FC_{n},FC_{n-1}), with = only if FC_{n}=FC_{n-1}. Therefore FC cannot get into a loop of length greater than 1 (because for all i>n FC_{i}< max(FC_{n},FC_{n+1}). When FC_{n} and FC_{n-1} are coprime, FC_{n} and FC_{n+1} are coprime as well. We conclude that with initial values 1 and 2n+1 (n>0) all pairs of consecutive terms must be coprime, hence cannot become constant (loop of length 1) different from 1. LINKS Alois P. Heinz, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..20000 EXAMPLE a(8)=8 as the Fibonacci-Collatz sequence starting with 1, 17 becomes 1, 17, 9, 13, 11, 3, 7, 5, 3, 1 and has 8 terms > 1. MAPLE b:= proc(i, j) local m, r; m:= i+j;       while irem(m, 2, 'r')=0 do m:=r od; m     end: a:= proc(n) local i, j, k; i, j:= 1, 2*n+1;       for k from 0 while j<>1 do i, j:= j, b(i, j) od; k     end: seq(a(n), n=0..100);  # Alois P. Heinz, Mar 15 2015 CROSSREFS Cf. A000045, A006577, A174429. Sequence in context: A058118 A332632 A124226 * A193536 A152290 A248699 Adjacent sequences:  A248794 A248795 A248796 * A248798 A248799 A248800 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Floor van Lamoen, Mar 03 2015 STATUS approved

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