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 A109496 a(n) is the first integer k for which b(b(...b(n)...))=5, where the transformation b(m), the m-th term of A008474, is taken k-1 times. 0
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 OFFSET 5,2 LINKS Table of n, a(n) for n=5..109. EXAMPLE a(6)=4 because b(6=2^1*3^1)=7, b(7=7^1)=8, b(8=2^3)=5, so we apply b(m) 3 times to get 5. MATHEMATICA f[n_] := Sum[FactorInteger[n][[i]][[1]] + FactorInteger[n][[i]][[2]], { i, Length[FactorInteger[n]]}] g[t_, n_] := If[t == 1, n, f[g[t - 1, n]]]; a[n_] := Position[Array[g[ #, n] &, 100], 5, {1}, 1][[1, 1]] CROSSREFS Cf. A008474. Sequence in context: A171623 A117462 A155462 * A138851 A181061 A329934 Adjacent sequences: A109493 A109494 A109495 * A109497 A109498 A109499 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Y. Kallus (yoav(AT)rice.edu), Aug 29 2005 STATUS approved

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