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A207079 The only nonunique differences between powers of 3 and 2. 5
1, 5, 7, 13, 23 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

The sequence is finite, this fact is a theorem in [Bennet2004].

1 = 3-2 = 3^2-2^3 = 2^2-3.

5 = 3^2-2^2 = 2^3-3 = 2^5 - 3^3.

7 = 2^4-3^2 = 3^2 - 2.

13 = 2^4-3 = 2^8 - 3^5.

23 = 3^3 - 2^2 = 2^5 - 3^2.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..5.

M. A. Bennett, Pillai's conjecture revisited, J. Number Theory 98 (2003), 228-235.

Douglas Edward Iannucci, On duplicate representations as 2^x+3^y for nonnegative integers x and y, arXiv:1907.03347 [math.NT], 2019. Mentions this sequence.

FORMULA

A219551(a(n)) > 1. - Jonathan Sondow, Dec 10 2012

CROSSREFS

Cf. A053289, A074981, A076438, A219551.

Sequence in context: A314330 A349576 A022319 * A167798 A165815 A216738

Adjacent sequences:  A207076 A207077 A207078 * A207080 A207081 A207082

KEYWORD

nonn,bref,fini,full

AUTHOR

Gottfried Helms, Feb 15 2012

STATUS

approved

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