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 A077611 Number of adjacent pairs of form (odd,odd) among all permutations of {1,2,...,n}. 5
 0, 0, 4, 12, 144, 720, 8640, 60480, 806400, 7257600, 108864000, 1197504000, 20118067200, 261534873600, 4881984307200, 73229764608000, 1506440871936000, 25609494822912000, 576213633515520000, 10948059036794880000, 267619220899430400000, 5620003638888038400000 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,3 COMMENTS a(n) is also the number of permutations of [n+1] starting and ending with an even number. - Olivier Gérard, Nov 07 2011 LINKS Vincenzo Librandi, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..400 FORMULA a(n) = ceiling(n/2)*ceiling(n/2-1)*(n-1)!. Proof: There are ceiling(n/2) * ceiling(n/2-1) pairs (r, s) with r and s odd and distinct. For each pair, there are n-1 places it can occur in a permutation and (n-2)! possible arrangements of the other numbers. a(n) = (n-1)!*(2*n*(n-1)-(2*n-1)*(-1)^n-1)/8. - Bruno Berselli, Nov 07 2011 EXAMPLE For n=4, the a(4) = 12 permutations of degree 5 starting and ending with an even number are 21354, 21534, 23154, 23514, 25134, 25314, 41352, 41532, 43152, 43512, 45132, 45312. MATHEMATICA Table[Ceiling[n/2] Ceiling[n/2 - 1] (n - 1)!, {n, 22}] (* Michael De Vlieger, Aug 20 2017 *) PROG (MAGMA) [Factorial(n-1)*(2*n*(n-1)-(2*n-1)*(-1)^n-1)/8 : n in [1..30]]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Nov 16 2011 CROSSREFS Cf. A052618, A077612, A077613. Sequence in context: A002029 A204321 A152121 * A052598 A230691 A032071 Adjacent sequences:  A077608 A077609 A077610 * A077612 A077613 A077614 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Leroy Quet, Frank Ruskey, and Dean Hickerson, Nov 11 2002 STATUS approved

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