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A141838 a(n) = first term that can be reduced in n steps via repeated interpretation of a(n) as a base b+1 number where b is the largest digit of a(n), such that b is always 4 so that each interpretation is base 5. Terms already fully reduced (i.e., single digits) are excluded. 6
14, 24, 44, 134, 1014, 13024, 404044, 100412134, 201201142014 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

It is possible to compute additional terms by taking the last term, treating it as base-10 and converting to base-5. This will necessarily create a term which can converted back to base 10 yielding the previous term in the sequence which will itself yield N further terms. But there is no guarantee (except in base 2) that the term so derived will be the first term to produce a sequence of N+1 terms. There could be another, smaller, term which satisfies that requirement but which uses different terms. Pushing the last term of this sequence yields 201201142014 as a possible next term.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..9.

EXAMPLE

a(3) = 44 because 44 is the first number that can produce a sequence of three terms by repeated interpretation as a base 5 number: [44] (base-5) --> [24] (base-5) --> [14] (base-5) --> [9]. Since 9 cannot be interpreted as a base 5 number, the sequence terminates with 14. a(1) = 14 because 14 is the first number that can be reduced once, yielding no further terms interpretable as base 5.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A091049, A141836, A141837, A141839, A141840, A141841, A141842.

Sequence in context: A164399 A164404 A211323 * A140499 A068365 A154038

Adjacent sequences:  A141835 A141836 A141837 * A141839 A141840 A141841

KEYWORD

base,more,nonn

AUTHOR

Chuck Seggelin (seqfan(AT)plastereddragon.com), Jul 10 2008

EXTENSIONS

a(9) from Giovanni Resta, Feb 23 2013

STATUS

approved

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