

A087445


Numbers that are congruent to 1 or 5 mod 12.


6



1, 5, 13, 17, 25, 29, 37, 41, 49, 53, 61, 65, 73, 77, 85, 89, 97, 101, 109, 113, 121, 125, 133, 137, 145, 149, 157, 161, 169, 173, 181, 185, 193, 197, 205, 209, 217, 221, 229, 233, 241, 245, 253, 257, 265, 269, 277, 281, 289, 293, 301, 305, 313, 317, 325, 329
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

For k >= 1: all numbers congruent to A002450(k) mod 2^(2k+1) and A072197(k) mod 4^(k+1) not congruent to 0 mod 3. Equivalently, for k >= 3: all numbers congruent to A096773(k) mod 2^k not congruent to 0 mod 3.
Conjecture: at least one number in this sequence must appear in all Collatz sequences.
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The sequence is composed of all numbers in congruence classes T(n,1) mod 2^(n+k) in A259663 (i.e., T"(1) in array T259663(n,k)) not congruent to 0 mod 3. Therefore the conjecture above is true (see A259663 for additional explanation).  Bob Selcoe, Jul 15 2017
Closure of {1} under the map (x,y)>2x+3y [KlarnerRado, see Lagarias (2016), p. 755].  N. J. A. Sloane, Oct 06 2016
The above conjecture is true: this is because even numbers and odd numbers divisible by 3 will lead to the set of odd numbers not divisible by 3. Odd numbers of the form 4k  1 can also be ignored, as this consists of odd numbers that grow between themselves and the next odd term through Collatz iteration. No infinite sequence of growth between consecutive odd terms is possible, so all numbers of the form 4k  1 will lead to an odd number that shrinks between itself and the next odd number. All numbers 4k  1 will lead to a number in 4k  3, the odd numbers that shrink between themselves and the following odd term. What we are left after that elimination is this sequence.  Aidan Simmons, Feb 25 2019


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FORMULA

G.f.: x*(1+4*x+7*x^2)/((1+x)*(1x)^2).
E.g.f.: 6*(x1)*exp(x) + 7  exp(x).  corrected by Robert Israel, Jun 10 2015
a(n) = a(n1) + a(n2)  a(n3), with a(0)=1, a(1)=5, a(2)=13.  Harvey P. Dale, Jun 13 2011
Sum_{n>=1} (1)^(n+1)/a(n) = sqrt(3)*Pi/12 + log(2 + sqrt(3))/(2*sqrt(3)).  Amiram Eldar, Dec 28 2021


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MATHEMATICA

LinearRecurrence[{1, 1, 1}, {1, 5, 13}, 70] (* or *) Rest[CoefficientList[ Series[x (1+4x+7x^2)/((1+x)(1x)^2), {x, 0, 70}], x]] (* Harvey P. Dale, Jun 13 2011 *)


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CROSSREFS



KEYWORD

easy,nonn


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STATUS

approved



