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A299872 The sum of the first n terms of the sequence is the concatenation of the first n digits of the sequence, and a(1) = 9. 9
9, 90, 891, 8918, 89181, 891802, 8918027, 89180271, 891802702, 8918027027, 89180270270, 891802702701, 8918027027002, 89180270270027, 891802702700263, 8918027027002637, 89180270270026371, 891802702700263702, 8918027027002637027, 89180270270026370262, 891802702700263702622, 8918027027002637026226 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

The sequence starts with a(1) = 9 and is always extended with the smallest integer not yet present in the sequence and not leading to a contradiction.

LINKS

Jean-Marc Falcoz, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..300

FORMULA

a(n) = c(n) - c(n-1), where c(n) = concatenation of the first n digits; c(n) ~ 0.99*10^n, a(n) ~ 0.89*10^n. See A300000 for the proof. - M. F. Hasler, Feb 22 2018

EXAMPLE

9 + 90 = 99 which is the concatenation of 9 and 9.

9 + 90 + 891 = 990 which is the concatenation of 9, 9 and 0.

9 + 90 + 891 + 8918 = 9908 which is the concatenation of 9, 9, 0 and 8.

From n = 3 on, a(n) can be computed directly as c(n) - c(n-1), cf. formula: a(3) = 990 - 99 = 891, a(4) = 9908 - 990 = 8918, etc. - M. F. Hasler, Feb 22 2018

PROG

(PARI) a(n, show=1, a=9, c=a, d=[a])={for(n=2, n, show&&print1(a", "); a=-c+c=c*10+d[1]; d=concat(d[^1], if(n>2, digits(a)))); a} \\ M. F. Hasler, Feb 22 2018

CROSSREFS

A300000 is the lexicographically first sequence of this type, with a(1) = 1.

Cf. A299865, ..., A299871 for variants with a(1) = 2, ..., 8.

Sequence in context: A343366 A057092 A156577 * A173480 A052268 A155199

Adjacent sequences:  A299869 A299870 A299871 * A299873 A299874 A299875

KEYWORD

nonn,base

AUTHOR

Eric Angelini and Jean-Marc Falcoz, Feb 21 2018

STATUS

approved

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