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 A220139 The highest value of the Collatz iteration (3x+1) starting at a(n-1) + 1, with a(1) = 1. 3
 1, 2, 16, 52, 160, 9232, 27700, 83104, 599056, 1797172, 5391520, 38862808, 131161984, 393485956, 1180457872, 3541373620, 10624120864, 87327950740, 261983852224, 785951556676, 2357854670032, 7553654536192, 22660963608580, 67982890825744, 203948672477236 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,2 COMMENTS The length of the trajectory of a(n) is A220140(n). LINKS T. D. Noe, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..500 EXAMPLE The Collatz trajectory of 2 + 1 is (3, 10, 5, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1). Hence, a(3) = 16. The trajectory of 16 + 1 is (17, 52, 26, 13, 40, 20, 10, 5, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1). Hence, a(4) = 52. MATHEMATICA Collatz[n_] := NestWhileList[If[EvenQ[#], #/2, 3 # + 1] &, n, # > 1 &]; c = {1}; t = {}; Do[AppendTo[t, Max[c]]; c = Collatz[t[[-1]] + 1], {30}]; t CROSSREFS Cf. A070165 (trajectory of n). Sequence in context: A120948 A090453 A006885 * A027273 A210710 A337529 Adjacent sequences: A220136 A220137 A220138 * A220140 A220141 A220142 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR T. D. Noe, Jan 02 2013 STATUS approved

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