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A251555 a(1)=1, a(2)=3, a(3)=2; thereafter a(n) is the smallest number not occurring earlier having at least one common factor with a(n-2), but none with a(n-1). 5
1, 3, 2, 9, 4, 15, 8, 5, 6, 25, 12, 35, 16, 7, 10, 21, 20, 27, 14, 33, 26, 11, 13, 22, 39, 28, 45, 32, 51, 38, 17, 18, 85, 24, 55, 34, 65, 36, 91, 30, 49, 40, 63, 44, 57, 46, 19, 23, 76, 69, 50, 81, 52, 75, 56, 87, 62, 29, 31, 58, 93, 64, 99, 68, 77, 48, 119, 54, 133, 60, 161, 66, 115, 42, 95, 72, 125 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

A variant of A098550. See that entry for much more information.

It seems likely that this sequence will never merge with A098550, but it would be nice to have a proof.

A252912 gives numbers m, such that a(m) = A098550(m), see also A252939 and A252940. - Reinhard Zumkeller, Dec 25 2014

LINKS

Chai Wah Wu, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000

David L. Applegate, Hans Havermann, Bob Selcoe, Vladimir Shevelev, N. J. A. Sloane, and Reinhard Zumkeller, The Yellowstone Permutation, arXiv preprint arXiv:1501.01669, 2015.

PROG

(Python)

from fractions import gcd

A251555_list, l1, l2, s, b = [1, 3, 2], 2, 3, 4, set()

for _ in range(10**4):

....i = s

....while True:

........if not i in b and gcd(i, l1) == 1 and gcd(i, l2) > 1:

............A251555_list.append(i)

............l2, l1 = l1, i

............b.add(i)

............while s in b:

................b.remove(s)

................s += 1

............break

........i += 1 # Chai Wah Wu, Dec 21 2014

(Haskell)

import Data.List (delete)

a251555 n = a251555_list !! (n-1)

a251555_list = 1 : 3 : 2 : f 3 2 [4..] where

   f u v ws = g ws where

     g (x:xs) = if gcd x u > 1 && gcd x v == 1

                   then x : f v x (delete x ws) else g xs

-- Reinhard Zumkeller, Dec 24 2014

CROSSREFS

Cf. A098550, A251554.

Cf. A252912, A252939, A252940.

Sequence in context: A178774 A266636 A182652 * A090880 A258439 A188926

Adjacent sequences:  A251552 A251553 A251554 * A251556 A251557 A251558

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, Dec 21 2014

STATUS

approved

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