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A270374 Denominators of r-Egyptian fraction expansion for sqrt(3) - 1, where r = (1,1/4,1/9,1/16,...). 1
2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 114, 12858, 155940365, 49973147636187261, 2858100604081391412323339697785029, 9144547702051996958048744386280174102458208170798737295487273148214 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Suppose that r is a sequence of rational numbers r(k) <= 1 for k >= 1, and that x is an irrational number in (0,1).  Let f(0) = x, n(k) = floor(r(k)/f(k-1)), and f(k) = f(k-1) - r(k)/n(k).  Then x = r(1)/n(1)) + r(2)/(n(2) + r(3)/n(3) + ... , the r-Egyptian fraction for x.

See A269993 for a guide to related sequences.

LINKS

Clark Kimberling, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..13

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Egyptian Fraction

Index entries for sequences related to Egyptian fractions

EXAMPLE

sqrt(3) - 1 = 1/2 + 1/(4*2) + 1/(9*2) + 1/(16*2) + ...

MATHEMATICA

r[k_] := 1/k^2; f[x_, 0] = x; z = 10;

n[x_, k_] := n[x, k] = Ceiling[r[k]/f[x, k - 1]]

f[x_, k_] := f[x, k] = f[x, k - 1] - r[k]/n[x, k]

x = Sqrt[3] - 1; Table[n[x, k], {k, 1, z}]

PROG

(PARI) r(k) = 1/k^2;

f(k, x) = if (k==0, x, f(k-1, x) - r(k)/a(k, x); );

a(k, x=sqrt(3)-1) = ceil(r(k)/f(k-1, x)); \\ Michel Marcus, Mar 21 2016

CROSSREFS

Cf. A269993.

Sequence in context: A256223 A056993 A057331 * A067089 A090872 A283472

Adjacent sequences:  A270371 A270372 A270373 * A270375 A270376 A270377

KEYWORD

nonn,frac,easy

AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, Mar 20 2016

STATUS

approved

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