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A014529 Largest convex area that can be tiled with n equilateral triangles whose sides s_k are relatively prime, i.e., gcd(s_1,...,s_n) = 1. 6
1, 2, 3, 7, 11, 20, 36, 71, 146, 260, 495, 860, 1559, 2831, 5114 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

The terms published to date (n <= 15) are consistent with a tribonacci growth rate. Specifically, floor(A000073(n+2) * 5/6) <= a(n) <= A000073(n+2). - Peter Munn, Sep 27 2017

a(16) is at least 9322. - Peter Munn, Feb 20 2018

REFERENCES

Robert T. Wainwright, quoted by Ian Stewart, Math. Recreations, Scientific American, Jul 15 1997, p. 96.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..15.

Hugo Pfoertner, Illustrations of configurations for n <= 11

Hugo Pfoertner, Illustration of configuration for n = 12, based on personal communication from Peter Munn

Hugo Pfoertner, Illustration of configuration for n = 13, based on data in A289944 from Peter Munn

Rainer Rosenthal, Illustration of configuration for n = 14, based on description in A289944 from Peter Munn

Rainer Rosenthal, Illustration of configuration for n = 15, based on description in A289944 from Peter Munn

Ian Stewart, Die unscheinbare Schwester der goldenen Zahl, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Dossier 02/2003: Mathematische Unterhaltungen II, 55-57.

EXAMPLE

From Peter Kagey, Jul 31 2017: (Start)

For n = 6 a convex polygon with area 20 is:

      *-------*

     / \     / \

    /   \   /   \

   /     \ /     \

  *---*---*       \

   \ / \ /         \

    *---*-----------*

The sides are relatively prime because gcd(1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3) = 1. (End)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A000073, A089047, A133044, A289944.

Sequence in context: A245738 A265093 A133044 * A095015 A024367 A232432

Adjacent sequences:  A014526 A014527 A014528 * A014530 A014531 A014532

KEYWORD

nonn,hard,nice,more

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane

EXTENSIONS

Terms a(12)-a(15) from John W. Layman

STATUS

approved

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