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A090576 Number of configurations of the 3-dimensional 3 X 3 X 3 sliding cube puzzle that require a minimum of n moves to be reached, starting with the empty space at mid-side of one of the 12 edges of the combination cube. 6
1, 4, 12, 40, 128, 412, 1251, 4026, 12362, 39624, 120012, 379132, 1130914, 3530916, 10402781, 32112656, 93427431 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

See under A090573.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..16.

EXAMPLE

a(1)=4 because the empty space located at mid-edge of one of the 12 edges of the assumed initial configuration can be replaced in the first move by any of the adjacent 2 cubes from the same edge or by the adjacent mid-face cubes of the 2 faces forming this edge.

PROG

(Python) # uses alst(), swap() in A089473, moves3d() in A090573

moves = lambda p, shape: moves3d(p, shape)

start, shape = "1-23456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQ", (3, 3, 3)

print(alst(start, shape, maxd=12)) # Michael S. Branicky, Dec 28 2020

CROSSREFS

Cf. A090572 2 X 2 X 2 puzzle, A090573, A090574, A090575 3 X 3 X 3 puzzle with different initial configurations.

Sequence in context: A104525 A126986 A341990 * A152174 A087206 A275863

Adjacent sequences:  A090573 A090574 A090575 * A090577 A090578 A090579

KEYWORD

fini,hard,more,nonn

AUTHOR

Hugo Pfoertner, Jan 15 2004

EXTENSIONS

a(13)-a(16) from Michael S. Branicky, Dec 28 2020

STATUS

approved

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