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A265801 Denominators of primes-only best approximates (POBAs) to the golden ratio, tau; see Comments. 12

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%S 2,2,3,7,19,23,29,97,353,563,631,919,1453,2207,15271,15737,42797,49939

%N Denominators of primes-only best approximates (POBAs) to the golden ratio, tau; see Comments.

%C Suppose that x > 0. A fraction p/q of primes is a primes-only best approximate (POBA), and we write "p/q in B(x)", if 0 < |x - p/q| < |x - u/v| for all primes u and v such that v < q, and also, |x - p/q| < |x - p'/q| for every prime p' except p. Note that for some choices of x, there are values of q for which there are two POBAs. In these cases, the greater is placed first; e.g., B(3) = (7/2, 5/2, 17/5, 13/5, 23/7, 19/7, ...). See A265759 for a guide to related sequences.

%C Is this related to A165571? - _R. J. Mathar_, Jan 10 2016

%e The POBAs to tau start with 5/2, 3/2, 5/3, 11/7, 31/19, 37/23, 47/29, 157/97, 571/353, 911/563. For example, if p and q are primes and q > 29, then 47/29 is closer to tau than p/q is.

%t x = GoldenRatio; z = 1000; p[k_] := p[k] = Prime[k];

%t t = Table[Max[Table[NextPrime[x*p[k], -1]/p[k], {k, 1, n}]], {n, 1, z}];

%t d = DeleteDuplicates[t]; tL = Select[d, # > 0 &] (* lower POBA *)

%t t = Table[Min[Table[NextPrime[x*p[k]]/p[k], {k, 1, n}]], {n, 1, z}];

%t d = DeleteDuplicates[t]; tU = Select[d, # > 0 &] (* upper POBA *)

%t v = Sort[Union[tL, tU], Abs[#1 - x] > Abs[#2 - x] &];

%t b = Denominator[v]; s = Select[Range[Length[b]], b[[#]] == Min[Drop[b, # - 1]] &];

%t y = Table[v[[s[[n]]]], {n, 1, Length[s]}] (* POBA, A265800/A265801 *)

%t Numerator[tL] (* A265796 *)

%t Denominator[tL] (* A265797 *)

%t Numerator[tU] (* A265798 *)

%t Denominator[tU] (* A265799 *)

%t Numerator[y] (* A265800 *)

%t Denominator[y] (* A265801 *)

%Y Cf. A000040, A265759, A265796, A265797, A265798, A265799, A265800.

%K nonn,frac,more

%O 1,1

%A _Clark Kimberling_, Jan 02 2016

%E a(15)-a(18) from _Robert Price_, Apr 06 2019

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