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A253688 The total number of pentagons in a variant of pentagon expansion (vertex-to-vertex, two consecutive vertices and one isolated vertex) after n iterations. 6
1, 4, 10, 21, 39, 64, 94, 129, 171, 218, 272, 331, 397, 468, 546, 629, 719, 814, 916, 1023, 1137, 1256, 1382, 1513, 1651, 1794, 1944, 2099, 2261, 2428, 2602, 2781, 2967, 3158, 3356, 3559, 3769, 3984, 4206, 4433, 4667, 4906, 5152, 5403, 5661, 5924, 6194, 6469, 6751, 7038 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

Two star shaped icosagons appearing at n >= 6. See illustration.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..50.

Kival Ngaokrajang, Illustration of initial terms

FORMULA

Conjectures from Colin Barker, Jan 09 2015: (Start)

a(n) = (53-(-1)^n-38*n+12*n^2)/4 for n>5.

a(n) = 2*a(n-1)-2*a(n-3)+a(n-4) for n>9.

G.f.: -x*(2*x^8-2*x^7-2*x^6+2*x^5+4*x^4+3*x^3+2*x^2+2*x+1) / ((x-1)^3*(x+1)).

(End)

PROG

(PARI)

{

a=1; d1=0; p=a; print1(a, ", "); \\5v3b

for(n=2, 100,

   if(n<3, d1=2,

     if(n<4, d1=3,

       if(n<5, d1=5,

         if(n<6, d1=7,

           if(n<7, d1=7,

             if(n<8, d1=5,

               if(Mod(n, 2)==0, d1=5, d1=7

               )

             )

           )

         )

       )

     )

   );

   a=a+d1; p=p+a;

   print1(p, ", ")

)

}

CROSSREFS

Cf. A253687 (side-to-side).

Sequence in context: A009898 A008121 A253687 * A049480 A216172 A055908

Adjacent sequences:  A253685 A253686 A253687 * A253689 A253690 A253691

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Kival Ngaokrajang, Jan 09 2015

STATUS

approved

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