

A170876


Number of toothpicks after n stages of 3D toothpick structure defined in Comments.


5



0, 1, 5, 21, 37, 53, 117, 197, 261, 405, 565, 789, 965, 1221, 1541, 1941, 2453, 2933, 3621, 4389, 5093, 5909, 6805, 7925, 9093, 10629, 12197, 14133, 15733, 17717, 19493, 21605, 23909, 26453, 29109, 32117, 35013, 38085, 41285
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OFFSET

0,3


COMMENTS

We are in 3D, and we are placing ordinary toothpicks, as in A139250.
We start with one toothpick in the z direction
We place toothpicks at any free end, as in A139250.
We always place new toothpicks in pairs, two perpendicular toothpicks that are perpendicular to the original toothpick
The toothpicks are always in 2 out of the 3 (x, y or z) directions.
The initial values are as follows (this should be checked!):
n:.0..1..2..3..4..5..6

x..0..0..2..4..8..4.24 (Number added in x direction)
y..0..0..2..4..8..4.24 (Number added in y direction)
z..0..1..0..8..0..8.16 (Number added in z direction)

...0..1..4.16.16.16.64 (Total number added at nth stage, A170876)

a..0..1..5.21.37.53.117 (Total so far, this sequence)



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EXAMPLE

At stage 2 we have a horizontal cross, a vertical toothpick then another horizontal cross, for a total of 5 toothpicks.
Then we add 8 vertical toothpicks at the ends of the crosses and 8 horizontal toothpicks in the same planes as the crosses, for a total of 21 toothpicks.


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KEYWORD

nonn


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STATUS

approved



