

A003618


Largest ndigit prime.
(Formerly M4452)


44



7, 97, 997, 9973, 99991, 999983, 9999991, 99999989, 999999937, 9999999967, 99999999977, 999999999989, 9999999999971, 99999999999973, 999999999999989, 9999999999999937, 99999999999999997, 999999999999999989, 9999999999999999961, 99999999999999999989
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Since 10^n  1 is always a multiple of 9, one could be tempted to think that 9 is the least frequently occurring least significant digit in terms of this sequence.  Alonso del Arte, Dec 03 2017
The occurrences of least significant digits in the first 8000 terms (see A033874) are 1: 2028, 3: 2032, 7: 2014, and 9: 1926.  Giovanni Resta, Mar 16 2020


REFERENCES

O'Hara, J. Rec. Math., 22 (1990), Table on page 278.
N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).


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EXAMPLE

No power of 10 is prime.
9 = 3^2, 8 = 2^3 but 7 is prime, so a(1) = 7.
99 = 3^2 * 11 but 97 is prime, so a(2) = 97.
999 = 3^3 * 37 but 997 is prime, so a(3) = 997.
9999 = 3^2 * 11 * 101, 9997 = 13 * 769, 9995 = 5 * 1999, 9993 = 3 * 3331, 9991 = 97 * 103, ..., 9975 = 5^2 * 399, but 9973 is prime, so a(4) = 9973.


MAPLE

a:= n> prevprime(10^n):


MATHEMATICA



PROG

(Python)
from sympy import prevprime


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KEYWORD

nonn,nice,base


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STATUS

approved



