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A162888 An alternating sum of the first n nonprimes. 1
1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 15, 6, 7, 8, 24, 9, 10, 11, 33, 12, 13, 39, 14, 42, 15, 16, 17, 51, 18, 54, 19, 20, 60, 21, 22, 23, 69, 24, 25, 75, 26, 78, 27, 28, 84, 29, 87, 30, 31, 32, 96, 33, 99, 34, 35, 105, 36, 37, 38, 114, 39, 117, 40, 41, 123, 42, 43, 129, 44, 132, 45, 46, 138, 47, 141 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

Define an alternating 1-based sum S(n) = (1-0)+(1+1)+(1-2)+...(1-(-1)^n*n) = A064455(n+1).

The sequence evaluates this sum for an upper limit of the n-th nonprime A141468(n).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..70.

FORMULA

a(n) = A064455(A141468(n)+1). - R. J. Mathar, Jul 19 2009

EXAMPLE

a(1) = 1 = 1 - (-1)^0*0.

a(2) = 3 = 1 - (-1)^0*0 + 1 -(-1)^1*1.

a(3) = 3 = 1 - (-1)^0*0 + 1 -(-1)^1*1 + 1 - (-2)^2*2 + 1 - (-1)^3*3 + 1 - (-1)^4*4.

MAPLE

A141468 := proc(n) option remember; local a; if n = 1 then 0 ; else for a from procname(n-1)+1 do if not isprime(a) then RETURN(a) ; fi; od: fi; end:

A064455 := proc(n) if type(n, 'even') then 3*n/2; else (n+1)/2 ; fi; end:

A162888 := proc(n) A064455(A141468(n)+1) ; end: seq(A162888(n), n=1..100) ; # R. J. Mathar, Jul 19 2009

CROSSREFS

Cf. A064455, A141468.

Sequence in context: A104806 A241442 A043551 * A151759 A008443 A196456

Adjacent sequences:  A162885 A162886 A162887 * A162889 A162890 A162891

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Juri-Stepan Gerasimov, Jul 16 2009

EXTENSIONS

Definition edited by R. J. Mathar, Jul 19 2009

STATUS

approved

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