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 A230276 Voids left after packing 5-curves coins patterns into fountain of coins with base n. 10
 0, 1, 1, 6, 10, 16, 24, 34, 43, 57, 70, 85, 102, 121, 139, 162, 184, 208, 234, 262, 289, 321, 352, 385, 420, 457, 493, 534, 574, 616, 660, 706, 751, 801, 850, 901, 954, 1009, 1063, 1122, 1180, 1240, 1302, 1366, 1429 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,4 COMMENTS Refer to arrangement same as A005169: "A fountain is formed by starting with a row of coins, then stacking additional coins on top so that each new coin touches two in the previous row". The 5 curves coins patterns consist of a part of each coin circumference and forms a continuous area. There are total 13 distinct patterns. For selected pattern, I would like to call "5C4S" type as it cover 4 coins and symmetry. When packing 5C4S into fountain of coins base n, the total number of 5C4S is A001399, the coins left is A230267 and void left is a(n). See illustration in links. LINKS Kival Ngaokrajang, Illustration of initial terms (V) Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (1,1,0,-1,-1,1). FORMULA G.f.: x^2*(x^4 + 3*x^3 + 4*x^2 + 1)/((1-x)*(1-x^2)*(1-x^3)). - Ralf Stephan, Oct 17 2013 a(n) = (9*(-1)^n+18*n^2-48*n)/24 - A099837(n)/3. - R. J. Mathar, Feb 28 2018 MAPLE A099837 := proc(n) op(modp(n, 3)+1, [2, -1, -1]) ; end proc: A230276 := proc(n) -A099837(n)/3 + (-48*n+31+18*n^2+9*(-1)^n)/24 ; end proc: seq(A230276(n), n=1..40) ; # R. J. Mathar, Feb 28 2018 PROG (Small Basic) a[1]=0 d[2]=1 For n = 1 To 100 If n+1 >= 3 Then If Math.Remainder(n+1, 3)=math.Remainder(n+1, 6) Then d2=2 Else If Math.Remainder(n+1, 3)+math.Remainder(n+1, 6)=5 then d2=5 Else d2=-1 EndIf EndIf d[n+1]=d[n]+d2 EndIf a[n+1]=a[n]+d[n+1] TextWindow.Write(a[n]+", ") EndFor CROSSREFS Cf. A008795 (3-curves coins patterns), A074148, A229093, A229154 (4-curves coins patterns), A001399 (5-curves coins patterns), A229593 (6-curves coins patterns). Sequence in context: A315350 A340773 A114975 * A079329 A302748 A020741 Adjacent sequences: A230273 A230274 A230275 * A230277 A230278 A230279 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR Kival Ngaokrajang, Oct 15 2013 STATUS approved

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