

A066790


a(n) = least natural number k such that the distance between (n, sigma(n)) and (n+k, sigma(n+k)) is an integer (i.e., k^2 + (sigma(n+k)  sigma(n))^2 is a square), if such k exists; 0 otherwise.


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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Is a(n) nonzero for all n?


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EXAMPLE

8^2 + (sigma(2 + 8)  sigma(2))^2 = 17^2 and k = 8 is the least natural number achieving this, so a(2) = 8.


PROG

(PARI) { for (n=1, 1000, s=sigma(n); k=0; b=0; while(b==0, k++; if (issquare(k^2 + (sigma(n+k)  s)^2), b=1)); write("b066790.txt", n, " ", k) ) } \\ Harry J. Smith, Mar 26 2010


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KEYWORD

nonn


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STATUS

approved



