

A247699


Smallest prime such that, in binary, prefixing and suffixing nbit numbers, the latter permitted to include leading 0's, does not produce a prime.


2




OFFSET

1,1


LINKS

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


EXAMPLE

2 in binary, 10, is the middle of the 4bit prime 1101 (13 in decimal), so a(1) != 2. 3 in binary is 11, and the only number that needs to be checked is binary 1111, the composite 15. So a(1) = 3.
The facts that 634=59 and 6316=47 are primes can be readily seen to rule out 2 and 3 for a(2); so 5 needs to be checked next, looking to see if any of 1010101, 1010111 1110101 or 1110111 may be prime. The first and last of these are composite by sight, and the others convert to the recognizable composites 87 and 117 in decimal, confirming a(2)=5.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A172514, A247593.
Sequence in context: A138584 A277995 A354245 * A320939 A002427 A350036
Adjacent sequences: A247696 A247697 A247698 * A247700 A247701 A247702


KEYWORD

nonn,base,more,hard


AUTHOR

James G. Merickel, Sep 22 2014


STATUS

approved



