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A072139 Last term of the preperiodic part of the 'Reverse and Subtract' trajectory of n, or -1 if the trajectory is completely periodic. 2
-1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 11, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 22, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 33, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 44, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 55, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 66, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 77, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 88, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 99, 99, 101, 99 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

COMMENTS

'Reverse and Subtract' (cf. A072137) is defined by x -> |x - reverse(x)|. For small n the positive terms are the first palindrome in the trajectory of n, so this sequence is a weak analog of A033865, which uses 'Reverse and Add'. a(1012) = 8712 is the first non-palindrome (cf. A072140). For k in A072140, A072141 or A072142 we have a(k) = -1.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..102.

EXAMPLE

a(0) = -1, since 0 -> |0 - 0| = 0, the preperiodic part is empty; a(12) = 9, since 12 -> |12 - 21| = 9.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A033865, A072137, A072140, A072141, A072142.

Sequence in context: A081600 A239092 A017884 * A266325 A262087 A261914

Adjacent sequences:  A072136 A072137 A072138 * A072140 A072141 A072142

KEYWORD

base,easy,sign

AUTHOR

Klaus Brockhaus, Jun 24 2002

STATUS

approved

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