

A167242


Number of ways to partition a 2*n X 3 grid into 2 connected equalarea regions.


2



1, 3, 19, 85, 355, 1435, 5717, 22645, 89521, 353735, 1397863, 5525341, 21846421, 86403027, 341822335, 1352660761, 5354124895, 21197945407, 83945924393, 332507403625, 1317329758675, 5220055148883, 20688989887169, 82013159349085, 325165555406795, 1289434099001055, 5114044079094817, 20286061330030705, 80481556028898031
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OFFSET

0,2


REFERENCES

D. E. Knuth (Proposer) and Editors (Solver), Balanced tilings of a rectangle with three rows, Problem 11929, Amer. Math. Monthly, 125 (2018), 566568.


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FORMULA

The solution to the Knuth problem gives an explicit g.f. and an explicit formula for a(n) in terms of Fibonacci numbers.  N. J. A. Sloane, May 25 2018


EXAMPLE

Some solutions for n=4
...1.1.1...1.1.1...1.1.2...1.1.2...1.1.2...1.1.1...1.1.1...1.1.1...1.1.1
...1.1.1...1.1.2...1.2.2...1.1.2...1.2.2...2.2.1...1.1.1...2.1.1...1.1.1
...2.2.1...1.2.2...1.1.2...1.2.2...1.2.2...2.2.1...2.1.1...2.2.1...2.1.1
...2.1.1...1.2.2...1.2.2...1.2.2...1.1.2...2.2.1...2.2.1...2.1.1...2.2.1
...2.2.1...1.2.2...1.1.2...1.2.2...1.1.2...2.1.1...2.2.1...2.2.1...2.2.1
...2.2.1...1.1.2...1.1.2...1.2.2...1.1.2...2.1.1...2.1.1...2.1.1...2.2.1
...2.2.1...1.2.2...1.2.2...1.1.2...1.1.2...2.1.1...2.2.2...2.1.2...2.2.1
...2.2.2...1.2.2...1.2.2...1.1.2...2.2.2...2.2.2...2.2.2...2.2.2...2.2.2


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KEYWORD

nonn


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STATUS

approved



