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A255595 Sylvester's sequence modulo 109. 1
2, 3, 7, 43, 63, 92, 89, 94, 23, 71, 66, 40, 35, 101, 73, 25, 56, 29, 50, 53, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32, 12, 24, 8, 57, 32 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,1

COMMENTS

For most small primes, it's easy to see that they have no multiples in Sylvester's sequence (A000058) by considering the sequence modulo the prime in question. For example, Sylvester's sequence modulo 41 is 2, 3, 7, 2, 3, 7, 2, 3, 7, ...

But with 109, it isn't until A000058(25) modulo 109 that we encounter the repeated value of 32. From this point forward, the period {32, 12, 24, 8, 57} is infinitely repeated. The table in Sylvester (1880) is missing the 57.

REFERENCES

J. J. Sylvester, Postscript to Note on a Point in Vulgar Fractions. American Journal of Mathematics Vol. 3, No. 4 (Dec., 1880): 389, Table.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..75.

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (0,0,0,0,1).

FORMULA

a(0) = 2, a(n) = a(n - 1)^2 - a(n - 1) + 1 mod 109.

EXAMPLE

a(4) = 43 because a(3) = 7 and 7^2 - 7 + 1 = 43.

a(5) = 63 because 43^2 - 43 + 1 = 1807 = 63 mod 109.

MATHEMATICA

sylv109[0] := 2; sylv109[n_] := sylv109[n] = Mod[sylv109[n - 1](sylv109[n - 1] - 1) + 1, 109]; Table[sylv109[n], {n, 0, 108}]

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A030087 A106864 A282027 * A085682 A267505 A267506

Adjacent sequences:  A255592 A255593 A255594 * A255596 A255597 A255598

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Alonso del Arte, Mar 25 2015

STATUS

approved

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