

A274244


Number of factorfree Dyck words with slope 7/2 and length 9n.


7



1, 4, 34, 494, 8615, 165550, 3380923, 71999763, 1580990725, 35537491360, 813691565184, 18911247654404, 444978958424224, 10579389908116344, 253756528273411250, 6133110915783398175, 149219383150626519874, 3651756292682801022384, 89830021324956206790496, 2219945238901447637080235, 55088272581138888326634644
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OFFSET

0,2


COMMENTS

a(n) is the number of lattice paths (allowing only north and east steps) starting at (0,0) and ending at (2n,7n) that stay below the line y=7/2x and also do not contain a proper subpath of smaller size.


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FORMULA

Conjectural o.g.f.: Let E(x) = exp( Sum_{n >= 1} binomial(9*n, 2*n)*x^n/n ). Then A(x) = ( x/series reversion of x*E(x) )^(1/9) = 1 + 4*x + 34*x^2 + 494*x^3 + ... . Equivalently, [x^n]( A(x)^(9*n) ) = binomial(9*n, 2*n) for n = 0,1,2,... .  Peter Bala, Jan 01 2020


EXAMPLE

a(2) = 34 since there are 34 lattice paths (allowing only north and east steps) starting at (0,0) and ending at (4,14) that stay below the line y=7/2x and also do not contain a proper subpath of small size; e.g., EEENNNNENNNNNNNNNN is a factorfree Dyck word but EEENNENNNNNNNNNNNN contains the factor ENNENNNNN.


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KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR



STATUS

approved



