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A179091 Variant of Sylvester's sequence: a(n + 1) = a(n)^2 - a(n) + 1, with a(1) = 15 1
15, 211, 44311, 1963420411, 3855019708367988511, 14861176951905611184725545411860008611, 220854580395850552531842289089175529937535309395681309187277137641134140711 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

The next term -- a(8) -- has 149 digits. [From Harvey P. Dale, Mar 14 2012]

REFERENCES

Mohammad K. Azarian, Sylvester's Sequence and the Infinite Egyptian Fraction Decomposition of 1, Problem 958, College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, September 2011, p. 330. Solution published in Vol. 43, No. 4, September 2012, pp. 340-342

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..7.

Markus Tervooren, Factorizations of Silvester/Euclid sequence 15

MATHEMATICA

NestList[#^2-#+1&, 15, 7] (* Harvey P. Dale, Mar 14 2012 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A144779, A144780, A144781, A144782, A144783, A144784, A144785

Sequence in context: A113362 A252875 A135519 * A201340 A051826 A081196

Adjacent sequences:  A179088 A179089 A179090 * A179092 A179093 A179094

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Ivan Panchenko, Jun 29 2010

STATUS

approved

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