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A338422 Place four points evenly spaced on a circle, draw n evenly spaced rays from each of the points, a(n) is the number of vertices thus created. See Comments for details. 3

%I

%S 4,5,24,21,64,45,96,37,152,129,216,173,304,261,384,185,488,441,600,

%T 517,736,669,864,453,1016,945,1176,1053,1360,1269,1536,1025,1736,1641,

%U 1944,1781,2176,2061,2400,1717,2648,2529,2904,2701,3184,3045,3456,2465,3752

%N Place four points evenly spaced on a circle, draw n evenly spaced rays from each of the points, a(n) is the number of vertices thus created. See Comments for details.

%C The rays are evenly spaced around each point. The first ray from each point goes opposite to the direction to the center of the circle. Should a ray hit another point it is terminated there.

%C See A338421 for illustrations.

%H Lars Blomberg, <a href="/A338422/b338422.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..642</a>

%F Conjectured for 3 <= n <= 642.

%F Select the row in the table below for which r = n mod m. Then a(n)=(a*n^2 + b*n + c)/d.

%F +==================================+

%F | r | m | a | b | c | d |

%F +----------------------------------+

%F | 2 | 4 | 3 | -6 | 18 | 2 |

%F | 3 | 4 | 3 | 6 | 3 | 2 |

%F | 1 | 8 | 3 | 6 | 7 | 2 |

%F | 4 | 8 | 3 | -10 | 34 | 2 |

%F | 5 | 8 | 3 | 6 | 23 | 2 |

%F | 0 | 48 | 3 | -39 | -110 | 2 |

%F | 8, 40 | 48 | 3 | -39 | 194 | 2 |

%F | 16, 32 | 48 | 3 | -39 | 226 | 2 |

%F | 24 | 48 | 3 | -39 | 114 | 2 |

%F +==================================+

%e For n=1 there are four rays that do not intersect, so a(1)=4.

%o (PARI)

%o a(n)={ if(

%o n==1, 4,

%o n==2, 5,

%o n%4==2, (3*n^2 - 6*n + 18)/2,

%o n%4==3, (3*n^2 + 6*n + 3)/2,

%o n%8==1, (3*n^2 + 6*n + 7)/2,

%o n%8==4, (3*n^2 - 10*n + 34)/2,

%o n%8==5, (3*n^2 + 6*n + 23)/2,

%o n%48==0, (3*n^2 - 39*n - 110)/2,

%o n%48==8||n%48==40, (3*n^2 - 39*n + 194)/2,

%o n%48==16||n%48==32, (3*n^2 - 39*n + 226)/2,

%o n%48==24, (3*n^2 - 39*n + 114)/2,

%o -1); }

%o vector(642, n, a(n))

%Y Cf. A338123, A338421 (regions), A338423 (edges).

%K nonn

%O 1,1

%A _Lars Blomberg_, Oct 26 2020

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