

A139315


a(n) is the smallest integer k such that n*k is the smallest multiple of k with twice as many divisors as k, or 0 if no such number is possible.


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1, 2, 6, 12, 60, 120, 1260, 840, 0, 2520, 27720, 55440, 0, 720720, 1081080, 2162160, 61261200, 36756720, 1396755360, 2327925600, 0, 698377680, 16062686640, 48188059920, 0, 749592043200, 160626866400, 240940299600, 0, 6987268688400
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OFFSET

2,2


COMMENTS

Proof that a(10)=0. In order for 10*k to have twice as many divisors as k, it must be either a multiple of 20 but not of 40 or 100 (in which case 8*k has twice as many divisors) or a multiple of 50 but not of 100 or 250 (in which case 4*k has twice as many divisors.) In both cases, 10*k is not the smallest number with twice as many divisors as k and so a(10) of this sequence is 0.
Generalizing above result, a(pq)=0 for distinct primes p,q with p<q if p^2<q.  Ray Chandler, Dec 03 2009
That is, a(m)=0 for m in A138511, but there are other zeros like 30, 50, 68, 76, 90, 92, 98, ...  Michel Marcus, Sep 14 2020
a(n) is the least k such that A337686(k) = n, or 0 if there is no such k.  Michel Marcus, Sep 16 2020


LINKS

Ray Chandler, Table of n, a(n) for n=2..100


EXAMPLE

a(8) = 1260 because it must be a multiple of 4 but not of 8. It cannot be 4 because 4*3=12 has twice as many divisors as 4. It cannot be 12 because 12*5=60 has twice as many divisors as 12. It cannot be 60 because 60*6=360 has twice as many divisors as 60. It cannot be 180 because 180*7=1260 has twice as many divisors as 180. It must be 1260.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A129902, A135060, A138511, A337686.
Sequence in context: A081125 A138570 A161887 * A014767 A002319 A195307
Adjacent sequences: A139312 A139313 A139314 * A139316 A139317 A139318


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

J. Lowell, Jun 07 2008


EXTENSIONS

a(14)a(100) from Ray Chandler, Dec 03 2009
Name corrected by J. Lowell, Sep 14 2020
Name edited by Michel Marcus, Sep 15 2020


STATUS

approved



