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A255865 Least m > 0 such that gcd(m^n+15, (m+1)^n+15) > 1, or 0 if there is no such m. 2
1, 0, 30, 5, 120, 133, 15, 14, 11, 5, 7680, 968, 18, 243, 26, 5, 9, 1844434621273219148118716000949433592399169477194046126, 8, 22173201293492286974730770140, 51, 5, 593, 5885, 41, 112, 15, 5, 23 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

COMMENTS

See A118119, which is the main entry for this class of sequences.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..42

FORMULA

a(6k+3) = 5 for k>=0, because 5^(6k+3) = 125^(2k+1), 6^(6k+3) = 216^(2k+1), and 125 = 216 = -1 (mod 7), therefore gcd(5^(6k+3)+15, 6^(6k+3)+15) >= 7.

EXAMPLE

For n=0, gcd(m^0+15, (m+1)^0+15) = gcd(16, 16) = 16, therefore a(0)=1, the smallest possible (positive) m-value.

For n=1, gcd(m^n+15, (m+1)^n+15) = gcd(m+15, m+16) = 1, therefore a(1)=0.

For n=2, gcd(30^2+15, 31^2+15) = 61 and (m, m+1) = (30, 31) is the smallest pair which yields a GCD > 1 here.

For n=3, see formula with k=0.

MATHEMATICA

A255865[n_] := Module[{m = 1}, While[GCD[m^n + 15, (m + 1)^n + 15] <= 1, m++]; m]; Join[{1, 0}, Table[A255865[n], {n, 2, 16}]] (* Robert Price, Oct 16 2018 *)

PROG

(PARI) a(n, c=15, L=10^7, S=1)={n!=1 && for(a=S, L, gcd(a^n+c, (a+1)^n+c)>1 && return(a))}

CROSSREFS

Cf. A118119, A255832, A255852-A255869

Sequence in context: A040884 A040880 A040881 * A299195 A040878 A328962

Adjacent sequences:  A255862 A255863 A255864 * A255866 A255867 A255868

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

M. F. Hasler, Mar 09 2015

EXTENSIONS

a(17)-a(36) from Hiroaki Yamanouchi, Mar 12 2015

a(37)-a(42) from Max Alekseyev, Aug 07 2015

STATUS

approved

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