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A255583 Let EKG-n denote the EKG sequence (A064413) started with n rather than 2, and suppose EKG-n first merges with some other EKG-i (i >= 2). Then a(n) = number of steps for this to happen. 3
3, 9, 3, 14, 9, 20, 8, 10, 17, 36, 11, 37, 21, 12, 17, 57, 13, 51, 12, 21, 39, 62, 23, 38, 39, 25, 27, 82, 23, 90, 31, 39, 49, 30, 31, 101, 66, 39, 27, 116, 31, 129, 41, 39, 66, 135, 41, 65, 46, 45, 45, 148, 46, 67, 57, 45, 83, 168, 53, 178, 91, 69, 64, 64, 53 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

2,1

COMMENTS

Merging means that the sequences are identical for all future steps. EKG-2 and EKG-5 merge at step 44. From then on the sequences are identical.

LINKS

Rémy Sigrist, Table of n, a(n) for n = 2..2000

Gordon Hamilton, The EKG Sequence and the Tree of Numbers, Oct 2013.

Rémy Sigrist, PARI program for A255583

EXAMPLE

a(5) = 14 because the EKG sequence starting with 5 (EKG-5, A169841) merges with sequences EKG-3, EKG-6, EKG-9 and EKG-12 simultaneously when all sequences hit 18.

EKG-3:  3, 6, 2, 4, 8, 10, 5, 15, 9, 12, 14, 7, 21, 18, 16, 20, 22, 11, ... (A169837)

EKG-6:  6, 2, 4, 8, 10, 5, 15, 3, 9, 12, 14, 7, 21, 18, 16, 20, 22, 11, ... (A169843)

EKG-9:  9, 3, 6, 2, 4, 8, 10, 5, 15, 12, 14, 7, 21, 18, 16, 20, 22, 11, ... (A169849)

EKG-12: 12, 2, 4, 6, 3, 9, 15, 5, 10, 8, 14, 7, 21, 18, 16, 20, 22, 11, ... (A169855)

EKG-5:  5, 10, 2, 4, 6, 3, 9, 12, 8, 14, 7, 21, 15, 18, 16, 20, 22, 11, ... (A169841)

PROG

(PARI) See Links section.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A064413, A169837, A169841, A169843, A169849, A169857.

A255524 gives the smallest closest neighbor.

Sequence in context: A170862 A083996 A010259 * A339882 A120429 A101431

Adjacent sequences:  A255580 A255581 A255582 * A255584 A255585 A255586

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Gordon Hamilton, Feb 26 2015

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Rémy Sigrist, Oct 06 2018

STATUS

approved

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