

A226665


Conjectured recordbreaking maximal values, for ascending positive integers k, of the minimal elements of the primitive cycles of positive integers under iteration by the Collatzlike 3x+k function.


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1, 347, 7055, 177337, 212665, 219913, 379541, 413803, 822535, 1391321, 8013899, 21619279, 21834347, 28306063, 37550317, 168536521, 189763177
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

A cycle is called primitive if its elements are not a common multiple of the elements of another cycle.
The 3x+k function T_k is defined by T_k(x) = x/2 if x is even, (3x+k)/2 if x is odd, where k is odd.
For primitive cycles, GCD(k,6)=1.


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EXAMPLE

a(1)=1 because {1,2}, with minimal element 1, is the only known '3x+1' cycle of positive integers.
k=5 is the next value of k>1 with GCD(k,6)=1. The minimal element in each of the five known primitive '3x+5' cycles of positive integers is 1, 19, 23, 187 and 347. 347>a(1) so a(2)=347.


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KEYWORD

nonn


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STATUS

approved



