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 A270375 Denominators of r-Egyptian fraction expansion for golden ratio - 1, where r = (1,1/4,1/9,1/16,...). 1

%I

%S 2,3,4,10,60,4473,23403582,1295226544484567,

%T 9611349042287513051537445592891,

%U 89998772942534105602452834114784063917358549011796155052807149

%N Denominators of r-Egyptian fraction expansion for golden ratio - 1, where r = (1,1/4,1/9,1/16,...).

%C 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.

%C See A269993 for a guide to related sequences.

%H Clark Kimberling, <a href="/A270375/b270375.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..13</a>

%H Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, <a href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/EgyptianFraction.html">Egyptian Fraction</a>

%H <a href="/index/Ed#Egypt">Index entries for sequences related to Egyptian fractions</a>

%e tau - 1 = 1/2 + 1/(4*3) + 1/(9*4) + 1/(16*10) + ...

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

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

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

%t x = GoldenRatio - 1; Table[n[x, k], {k, 1, z}]

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

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

%o a(k, x=(sqrt(5)-1)/2) = ceil(r(k)/f(k-1, x)); \\ _Michel Marcus_, Mar 21 2016

%Y Cf. A269993.

%K nonn,frac,easy

%O 1,1

%A _Clark Kimberling_, Mar 20 2016

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