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 A020884 Ordered short legs of primitive Pythagorean triangles. 42

%I

%S 3,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,15,16,17,19,20,20,21,23,24,25,27,28,28,29,31,32,

%T 33,33,35,36,36,37,39,39,40,41,43,44,44,45,47,48,48,49,51,51,52,52,53,

%U 55,56,57,57,59,60,60,60,61,63,64,65,65,67,68,68,69,69,71,72,73,75,75,76,76,77

%N Ordered short legs of primitive Pythagorean triangles.

%C Consider primitive Pythagorean triangles (A^2 + B^2 = C^2, (A, B) = 1, A <= B); sequence gives values of A, sorted.

%C Union of A081874 and A081925. - _Lekraj Beedassy_, Jul 28 2006

%C Each term in this sequence is given by f(m,n) = m^2 - n^2 or g(m,n) = 2mn where m and n are relatively prime positive integers with m > n, m and n not both odd. For example, a(1) = f(2,1) = 2^2 - 1^2 = 3 and a(4) = g(4,1) = 2*4*1 = 8. - _Agola Kisira Odero_, Apr 29 2016

%C All powers of 2 greater than 4 (2^2) are terms, and are generated by the function g(m,n) = 2mn. - _Torlach Rush_, Nov 08 2019

%H Ray Chandler, <a href="/A020884/b020884.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000</a> (first 1000 terms from Reinhard Zumkeller)

%H P. Alfeld, <a href="http://www.math.utah.edu/~alfeld/teaching/ptt.html">Pythagorean Triples</a> (broken link)

%H Nick Exner, <a href="http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/activity/triples">Generating Pythagorean Triples</a>. This was originally a Java applet (1998), modified by Michael McKelvey in 2001 and redone as an HTML page with JavaScript by Evan Ramos in 2014.

%H W. A. Kehowski, <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20160705125727/http://web.gccaz.edu/~wkehowsk/187-Precalculus-08-09-Su/triples.pdf">Pythagorean Triples</a>.

%H Ron Knott, <a href="http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Pythag/pythag.html">Pythagorean Triples and Online Calculators</a>

%t shortLegs = {}; amx = 99; Do[For[b = a + 1, b < (a^2/2), c = (a^2 + b^2)^(1/2); If[c == IntegerPart[c] && GCD[a, b, c] == 1, AppendTo[shortLegs, a]]; b = b + 2], {a, 3, amx}]; shortLegs (* _Vladimir Joseph Stephan Orlovsky_, Aug 07 2008 *)

%o (Haskell)

%o a020884 n = a020884_list !! (n-1)

%o a020884_list = f 1 1 where

%o f u v | v > uu `div` 2 = f (u + 1) (u + 2)

%o | gcd u v > 1 || w == 0 = f u (v + 2)

%o | otherwise = u : f u (v + 2)

%o where uu = u ^ 2; w = a037213 (uu + v ^ 2)

%o -- _Reinhard Zumkeller_, Nov 09 2012

%Y Cf. A009004, A020882, A020883, A020885, A020886. Different from A024352.

%Y Cf. A024359 (gives the number of times n occurs).

%Y Cf. A037213.

%K nonn,easy,nice

%O 1,1

%A _Clark Kimberling_

%E Extended and corrected by _David W. Wilson_

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