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 A254873 Recamán [divide, -, +, *]-sequence with seed 14 and step 2. 1
 14, 7, 5, 3, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 24, 22, 11, 9, 18, 16, 32, 30, 15, 13, 26, 28, 56, 54, 27, 25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 34, 36, 38, 40, 20 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,1 COMMENTS Starting at the seed number (14) the sequence continues by dividing, subtracting, adding or multiplying by the step number (2). Division gets precedence over subtraction which gets precedence over addition which gets precedence over multiplication. The new number must be a positive integer and not previously listed. The sequence terminates if this is impossible. Less chaotic sequences are obtained if division is not included (see for example A254868). These sequences were first explored by Brian Kehrig, a 15-year-old student at Renert School, Calgary, Canada. They are exceptionally good sequences to introduce to the elementary school math classroom. Like many Recamán sequences, this is worth listening to. LINKS EXAMPLE a(1) = 14.  a(2) = 14/2 = 7.  a(3) = 7-2 = 5.  a(4) = 5-2 = 3.  a(5) = 3-2 = 1.  a(6) = 1*2 = 2.  a(7) = 2+2 = 4.  a(8) = 4+2 = 6. MATHEMATICA f[lst_List] := Block[{k = lst[[-1]]}, If[ Mod[k, 2] == 0 && !MemberQ[lst, k/2], k /= 2, If[k > 2 && !MemberQ[lst, k - 2], k -= 2, If[ !MemberQ[lst, k + 2], k += 2, k *= 2]]]; Append[lst, k]]; lst = {14}; Nest[f, lst, 70] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Feb 20 2015 *) CROSSREFS Cf. A254868, A005132. Sequence in context: A033334 A161914 A162774 * A004479 A135638 A040185 Adjacent sequences:  A254870 A254871 A254872 * A254874 A254875 A254876 KEYWORD easy,hear,nonn,fini,full AUTHOR Gordon Hamilton, Feb 09 2015 STATUS approved

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