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 A277671 Number of n-length words over an 8-ary alphabet {a_1,a_2,...,a_8} avoiding consecutive letters a_i, a_{i+1}. 2
 1, 8, 57, 406, 2892, 20600, 146736, 1045216, 7445184, 53032832, 377758463, 2690813426, 19166948203, 136528196220, 972504760052, 6927254109472, 49343562590512, 351479407373632, 2503624937520704, 17833584831080448, 127030508108889857, 904851724611169300 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,2 LINKS Alois P. Heinz, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..1000 Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (8,-7,6,-5,4,-3,2,-1) FORMULA G.f.: 1/(1 + Sum_{j=1..8} (9-j)*(-x)^j). MAPLE a:= proc(n) option remember; `if`(n<0, 0, `if`(n=0, 1, -add((-1)^j*(9-j)*a(n-j), j=1..8))) end: seq(a(n), n=0..25); MATHEMATICA LinearRecurrence[{8, -7, 6, -5, 4, -3, 2, -1}, {1, 8, 57, 406, 2892, 20600, 146736, 1045216}, 30] (* Harvey P. Dale, May 15 2018 *) CROSSREFS Column k=8 of A277666. Sequence in context: A331792 A097114 A022038 * A015453 A181246 A281355 Adjacent sequences: A277668 A277669 A277670 * A277672 A277673 A277674 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR Alois P. Heinz, Oct 26 2016 STATUS approved

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