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A109336 "Que sera, sera" sequence: self-describing sequence where a(n) gives the number of n+1's which will be concatenated to form a(n+1); starting with a(1) = 1. 0
1, 2, 33, 444444444444444444444444444444444 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..4.

FORMULA

a(1) = 1. For n > 1, let k = floor(1+log_10(n)); then a(n) = n*(10^(k*a(n-1))-1)/(10^k-1).

EXAMPLE

a(1) says: there will be one 2 in a(2).

a(2)=2 because a(1) said so; and a(2)=2 says: there will be two 3's in a(3).

a(3)=33 because a(2) said so; and also a(3) says: there will be thirty three 4's in a(4).

Therefore a(4)= 444444444444444444444444444444444 (33 times the digit 4).

And a(5)= 555555555555555...555 (with 444444444444444444444444444444444 5's).

CROSSREFS

Cf. A001462, A001463, A103320, A102357, A076782.

Sequence in context: A117969 A003820 A112980 * A180342 A343905 A232591

Adjacent sequences:  A109333 A109334 A109335 * A109337 A109338 A109339

KEYWORD

base,nonn

AUTHOR

Alexandre Wajnberg, Aug 23 2005

EXTENSIONS

Formula corrected to handle n>9 also by Rick L. Shepherd, Mar 22 2009

STATUS

approved

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