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A270524 Denominators of r-Egyptian fraction expansion for 1/e, where r(k) = 1/k!. 1
3, 15, 138, 8259, 239711437, 11635520651781427, 27093570249697895705902826783521, 172213812234178083415955164135638766722297909315047111470339241 (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..11

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Egyptian Fraction

Index entries for sequences related to Egyptian fractions

EXAMPLE

1/e = 1/(1*3) + 1/(2*15) + 1/(6*138) + 1/(24*8259) + ...

MATHEMATICA

r[k_] := 1/k!; 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 = 1/E; Table[n[x, k], {k, 1, z}]

PROG

(PARI) r(k) = 1/k!;

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

a(k, x=exp(-1)) = ceil(r(k)/f(k-1, x)); \\ Michel Marcus, Mar 31 2016

CROSSREFS

Cf. A269993, A000142, A068985.

Sequence in context: A163949 A005816 A179470 * A179471 A203417 A086228

Adjacent sequences:  A270521 A270522 A270523 * A270525 A270526 A270527

KEYWORD

nonn,frac,easy

AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, Mar 30 2016

STATUS

approved

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