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A242293 Greedy residue sequence of cubes 2^3, 3^3, 4^3, ... 4
7, 18, 28, 25, 0, 1, 8, 0, 19, 15, 18, 0, 0, 19, 11, 15, 0, 0, 7, 9, 20, 27, 10, 0, 6, 0, 0, 15, 6, 11, 8, 9, 11, 6, 27, 10, 23, 0, 0, 0, 2, 2, 0, 9, 0, 9, 10, 0, 15, 27, 6, 17, 2, 21, 16, 0, 12, 5, 1, 17, 26, 6, 18, 6, 2, 0, 10, 1, 2, 14, 21, 10, 5, 17, 11 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

2,1

COMMENTS

Suppose that s = (s(1), s(2), ... ) is a sequence of real numbers such that for every real number u, at most finitely many s(i) are < u, and suppose that x > min(s).  We shall apply the greedy algorithm to x, using terms of s.  Specifically, let i(1) be an index i such that s(i) = max{s(j) < x}, and put d(1) = x - s(i(1)).  If d(1) < s(i) for all i, put r = x - s(i(1)).  Otherwise, let i(2) be an index i such that s(i) = max{s(j) < x - s(i(1))}, and put d(2) = x - s(i(1)) - s(i(2)).  If d(2) < s(i) for all i, put r = x - s(i(1)) - s(i(2)).  Otherwise, let i(3) be an index i such that s(i) = max{s(j) < x - s(i(1)) - s(i(2))}, and put d(3) = x - s(i(1)) - s(i(2)) - s(i(3)).  Continue until reaching k such that d(k) < s(i) for every i, and put r = x - s(i(1)) - ... - s(i(k)).  Call r the s-greedy residue of x, and call s(i(1)) + ... + s(i(k)) the s-greedy sum for x.   If r = 0, call x s-greedy summable.  If s(1) = min(s) < s(2), then taking x = s(i) successively for i = 2, 3,... gives a residue r(i) for each i; call (r(i)) the greedy residue sequence for s.  When s is understood from context, the prefix "s-" is omitted.  For A242293, s = (1^3, 2^3, 3^3, ...).

LINKS

Clark Kimberling, Table of n, a(n) for n = 2..2000

EXAMPLE

n ... n^3 ... a(n)

1 ... 1 .... (undefined)

2 ... 8 ..... 7 = 8 - 1

3 ... 27 .... 18 = 27 - 8 - 1

4 ... 64 .... 28 = 64 - 27 - 8 - 1

5 ... 125 ... 25 = 125 - 64 - 27 - 8 - 1

6 ... 216 ... 0 = 216 - 125 - 64 - 27

7 ... 343 ... 1 = 343 - 216 - 125 - 1

8 ... 512 ... 8 = 512 - 125 - 27 - 8 - 1

9 ... 729 ... 0 = 729 - 512 - 216 - 1

MATHEMATICA

z = 200;  s = Table[n^3, {n, 1, z}]; t = Table[{s[[n]], #, Total[#] == s[[n]]} &[DeleteCases[-Differences[FoldList[If[#1 - #2 >= 0, #1 - #2, #1] &, s[[n]], Reverse[Select[s, # < s[[n]] &]]]], 0]], {n, z}]

r[n_] := s[[n]] - Total[t[[n]][[2]]];

tr = Table[r[n], {n, 2, z}]  (* A242293 *)

c = Table[Length[t[[n]][[2]]], {n, 2, z}] (* A242294 *)

f = 1 + Flatten[Position[tr, 0]]  (* A242295*)

f^3  (* A242296 *) (* Peter J. C. Moses, May 06 2014 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A242294, A242295, A242296, A241833, A242284, A000578.

Sequence in context: A090098 A101865 A138391 * A179298 A144175 A017473

Adjacent sequences:  A242290 A242291 A242292 * A242294 A242295 A242296

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, May 10 2014

STATUS

approved

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