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A100585 a(n+1) = a(n)+floor(a(n)/3), a(1) = 3. 11
3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 17, 22, 29, 38, 50, 66, 88, 117, 156, 208, 277, 369, 492, 656, 874, 1165, 1553, 2070, 2760, 3680, 4906, 6541, 8721, 11628, 15504, 20672, 27562, 36749, 48998, 65330, 87106, 116141, 154854, 206472, 275296, 367061, 489414, 652552 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Original definition: Write down the numbers from 3 to infinity. Take next number, M say, that has not been crossed off. Counting through the numbers that have not yet been crossed off after that M, cross off every 4th term. Repeat, always crossing off every 4th term of those that remain. The numbers that are left form the sequence.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..45.

Popular Computing (Calabasas, CA), Sieves: Problem 43, Vol. 2 (No. 13, Apr 1974), pp. 6-7. This is Sieve #6 with K=4. [Annotated and scanned copy]

Index entries for sequences generated by sieves

FORMULA

a(1)=3, a(n+1) = a(n) + floor(a(n)/3). - Ben Paul Thurston, Jan 09 2008

MATHEMATICA

t = Range[3, 2500000]; r = {}; While[Length[t] > 0, AppendTo[r, First[t]]; t = Drop[t, {1, -1, 4}]; ]; r (* Ray Chandler, Dec 02 2004 *)

NestList[#+Floor[#/3]&, 3, 50] (* Harvey P. Dale, Jan 14 2019 *)

PROG

(PARI) a(n, s=3)=for(i=2, n, s+=s\3); s \\ M. F. Hasler, Oct 06 2014

CROSSREFS

Cf. A003309, A003310, A100464, A100562, A003312, A003311, A052548, A100586.

Sequence in context: A197639 A319314 A167057 * A023367 A291880 A047426

Adjacent sequences: A100582 A100583 A100584 * A100586 A100587 A100588

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, Dec 01 2004

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Ray Chandler, Dec 02 2004

Simpler definition from M. F. Hasler, Oct 06 2014

STATUS

approved

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