

A088983


Numbers n such that each of the 6 consecutive numbers n through n+5 has exactly two distinct prime factors.


2



91, 141, 142, 143, 212, 213, 214, 323, 324, 2302, 2303
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Initial segment of A045934 is identical to this sequence but in A045934 the 12th term is divisible by 3 prime factors. Is the present sequence complete?
No more terms < 3*10^8.  David Wasserman, Aug 29 2005
a(12) > 10^40, if it exists.  Giovanni Resta, May 10 2017
From David A. Corneth, May 14 2017: (Start)
We're looking for at least 6 consecutive positive integers that each have exactly two distinct prime divisors. I.e. 6 consecutive positive integers m with omega(m) = 2. Now of exactly 6 consecutive integers, exactly one of them is divisible by 6, i.e. m is of the form 2*3*k. However m has exactly 2 distinct prime divisors, so k can only have prime divisors 2 or 3. Now, suppose m ends in 6 or higher. Then one of the consecutive integers is divisible by 10 = 2*5. I.e. it's of the form 2*5*t. Then t can only have prime divisors 2 and 5. (End)
This sequence has no run of four consecutive integers, since Eggleton and MacDougall prove that there are no more than 9 consecutive integers with A001221(k) = 2. They conjecture that A007774 contains no runs of 9 consecutive integers, and has only two runs of size 8 (at 141 and 212) and two maximal runs of size 7 (at 323 and 2302); they add that the maximal run of size 6 at 91 might be the only such run, so A088983 might be complete.  Roger Eggleton via Jason Kimberley, Jul 12 2017


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..11.
Roger B. Eggleton and James A. MacDougall, Consecutive integers with equally many principal divisors, Math. Mag. 81 (2008), 235248.


MATHEMATICA

Select[Range[3000], AllTrue[# + Range[0, 5], Length@FactorInteger[#] == 2 &] &] (* Giovanni Resta, May 09 2017 *)


CROSSREFS

Cf. A064709, A045932, A045933, A045934, A045935, A074851, A006073, A003586.
Sequence in context: A260974 A020301 A083517 * A045934 A051347 A293647
Adjacent sequences: A088980 A088981 A088982 * A088984 A088985 A088986


KEYWORD

nonn,hard


AUTHOR

Labos Elemer, Sep 30 2003


EXTENSIONS

Definition simplified by Roger Eggleton via Jason Kimberley, Jul 12 2017


STATUS

approved



