

A141116


Smallest ndigit prime with no identical adjacent digits (or 0 if no such prime exists).


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2, 13, 101, 1013, 10103, 101021, 1010129, 10101023, 101010157, 1010101039, 10101010163, 101010101063, 1010101010131, 10101010101019, 101010101010131, 1010101010101037, 10101010101010141, 101010101010101083
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

For n >= 1, a(n) >= A056830(n), the least ndigit positive integer with no identical adjacent digits (also the least positive integer whose digits occur in n runs). Conjecture: For all n, a(n) <> 0.
If the conjecture is true, then this sequence and the following two sequences are equivalent: i) Smallest prime with exactly n runs of digits and ii) Smallest prime with at least n runs of digits. For each n <= 625, a(n) is an ndigit prime (provided that each probable prime shown in the link is indeed a prime  or at least one of very many (slightly) larger probable prime candidates is prime).
As each a(n) shown is very near A056830(n), I believe it is extremely unlikely that a randomlygiven n would yield a 0 term (but I don't have a proof for arbitrary n).


LINKS

Rick L. Shepherd, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..625


EXAMPLE

a(4) = 1013 because 1013 is the smallest 4digit prime having no identical adjacent digits; the only smaller 4digit prime, 1009, is disqualified by the "00", identical adjacent digits (of run length 2). Also each digit, 1, 0, 1, 3, occurs in a run of identical digits of length 1 for a total of 4 runs with 1013 being the smallest prime of any length with 4 runs of digits.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A003617, A007809, A056830.
Sequence in context: A123619 A187746 A030519 * A234299 A301355 A077246
Adjacent sequences: A141113 A141114 A141115 * A141117 A141118 A141119


KEYWORD

base,nonn


AUTHOR

Rick L. Shepherd, Jun 05 2008


STATUS

approved



