

A258722


a(n) is the smallest k (powers of 10 excluded) such that sod(k), sod(k^2),..., sod(k^n) is an arithmetic progression, where sod(m) = A007953(m) is the sum of the digits of m.


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4, 4, 16, 16, 16, 7972, 7972, 134242, 59716233, 1844284813, 77298251764
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OFFSET

3,1


COMMENTS

Offset is 3 because an AP of one or two elements makes little sense. Powers of 10 are excluded because they form trivial infinite progressions.
a(14), if it exists, is greater than 4*10^12.


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EXAMPLE

a(5) = 16 because sod(16), sod(16^2),..., sod(16^5) are equal to 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, which is an AP with common difference 6 and 16 is the smallest number with this property.


MATHEMATICA

sod[n_] := Plus @@ IntegerDigits@n; a[n_] := If[n >= 3, Block[{k = 2},
While[ Mod[k, 10] == 0  1 < Length@ Union@ Differences[ sod /@ (k^ Range[n])], k++]; k]]; a /@ Range[3, 10]


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KEYWORD

nonn,base,more


AUTHOR



STATUS

approved



