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 A176816 The number of steps to reach 0 under the map x -> x-tau(sigma(x)), starting at n. 1
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 OFFSET 1,4 LINKS EXAMPLE a(19)=5 because f(19) = 19 - tau(sigma(19)) = 19 - tau(20) = 19 - 6 = 13; f(13) = 13 - tau(sigma(13)) = 13 - tau(14) = 13 - 4 = 9; f(9) = 9 - tau(sigma(9)) = 9 - tau(13) = 9 - 2 = 7; f(7) = 7- tau(sigma(7)) = 7 - tau(8) = 7 - 4 = 3; f(3) = 3- tau(sigma(3)) = 3 - tau(4) = 3 - 3 = 0; MAPLE A062068 := proc(n)         numtheory[tau](numtheory[sigma](n)) ; end proc: A176816 := proc(n)         a := 0 ;         x := n ;         while x <> 0 do                 x := x-A062068(x) ;                 a := a+1 ;         end do:         a ; end proc: # R. J. Mathar, Oct 11 2011 CROSSREFS Cf. A062068. Sequence in context: A194258 A165927 A127830 * A053284 A050371 A172313 Adjacent sequences:  A176813 A176814 A176815 * A176817 A176818 A176819 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Michel Lagneau, Apr 26 2010 STATUS approved

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