

A303848


Lexicographically earliest sequence of distinct terms such that what emerges from the mask (rightaligned) is a square (see the Comments section for the mask explanation).


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1, 10, 2, 11, 3, 12, 4, 13, 5, 14, 6, 15, 7, 16, 8, 17, 9, 18, 100, 19, 101, 20, 102, 21, 103, 22, 104, 23, 105, 24, 106, 25, 107, 26, 108, 27, 109, 28, 110, 29, 111, 30, 112, 31, 113, 32, 114, 33, 115, 34, 116, 35, 117, 36, 118, 37, 119, 38, 120, 39, 121, 40, 122, 41, 123, 42, 124, 43, 125, 44, 126, 45, 127, 46, 128, 47
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

For any pair of consecutive terms, one of the terms uses fewer digits than the other. This term is called the mask. Put the mask on the other term, starting from the right. What is not covered by the mask forms a square number on the left.
The sequence starts with a(1) = 1 and is always extended with the smallest integer not yet present that doesn't lead to a contradiction.
This sequence is a permutation of the positive integers, as all integers will appear at some point, either as mask or masked.


LINKS

JeanMarc Falcoz, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10001


EXAMPLE

In the pair (1,10), 1 is the mask; 1 emerges and is a square;
in the pair (10,2), 2 is the mask; 1 emerges and is a square;
in the pair (2,11), 2 is the mask; 1 emerges and is a square;
in the pair (11,3), 3 is the mask; 1 emerges and is a square;
...
in the pair (10199,2018), 2018 is the mask; 1 emerges and is a square;
etc.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A303783 (same idea, but the mask is leftaligned).
Sequence in context: A187815 A318486 A303850 * A303783 A341816 A339206
Adjacent sequences: A303845 A303846 A303847 * A303849 A303850 A303851


KEYWORD

nonn,base


AUTHOR

Eric Angelini and JeanMarc Falcoz, May 01 2018


STATUS

approved



