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A303876 a(n) is (apparently) the largest number k whose Collatz (or '3x+1') trajectory includes the number k + n. 0
7287, 7286, 9229, 9228, 9227, 9226, 6147, 9224, 2299, 9222, 9221, 9220, 4255, 3335, 4843, 4086, 7271, 4598, 4839, 3057, 5003, 1758, 7265, 6130, 8511, 8510, 6671, 6670, 7259, 4586, 6667, 7023, 11347, 11346, 15039, 15131, 14695, 8892, 13447, 6114, 10007, 10006 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Terms listed in the Data section are from an exhaustive search through k = 10^8. (The search for a(1) was performed up through k = 10^9; see A070993.)

It seems extremely unlikely that any larger value of k begins a trajectory that includes k+1. (Note that none of the terms listed in the Data exceed 15131.)

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..42.

Index entries for sequences related to 3x+1 (or Collatz) problem

EXAMPLE

a(1) = 7287 is apparently the last term of A070993 ("Numbers n such that the trajectory of n under the '3x+1' map reaches n+1"); the trajectory of k = 7287 begins with 7287, 21862, 10931, 32794, 16397, 49192, 24596, 12298, 6149, 18448, 9224, 4612, 2306, 1153, 3460, 1730, 865, 2596, 1298, 649, 1948, 974, 487, 1462, 731, 2194, 1097, 3292, 1646, 823, 2470, 1235, 3706, 1853, 5560, 2780, 1390, 695, 2086, 1043, 3130, 1565, 4696, 2348, 1174, 587, 1762, 881, 2644, 1322, 661, 1984, 992, 496, 248, 124, 62, 31, 94, 47, 142, 71, 214, 107, 322, 161, 484, 242, 121, 364, 182, 91, 274, 137, 412, 206, 103, 310, 155, 466, 233, 700, 350, 175, 526, 263, 790, 395, 1186, 593, 1780, 890, 445, 1336, 668, 334, 167, 502, 251, 754, 377, 1132, 566, 283, 850, 425, 1276, 638, 319, 958, 479, 1438, 719, 2158, 1079, 3238, 1619, 4858, 2429, 7288, ..., reaching 7288 = k+1 at the 120th term of the trajectory.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A006370, A070993.

Sequence in context: A152502 A251226 A260000 * A031799 A250638 A206080

Adjacent sequences:  A303873 A303874 A303875 * A303877 A303878 A303879

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Jon E. Schoenfield, May 01 2018

STATUS

approved

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