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 A304497 Solution (a(n)) of the system of complementary equations defined in Comments. 6
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 OFFSET 0,2 COMMENTS Define sequences a(n), b(n), c(n) recursively, starting with a(0) = 1: a(n) = least new, b(n) = least new, c(n) = 2*a(n) + b(n), where "least new k" means the least positive integer not yet placed. The three sequences partition the positive integers. Empirically, for all n >= 0, 1 <= 3*a(n) - 7*n <= 5, 5 <= 3*b(n) - 7*n <= 8, 3 <= c(n) - 7*n <= 6. LINKS Table of n, a(n) for n=0..60. EXAMPLE a(0) = 1, b(0) = 2; c(0) = 2*1 + 2 = 4, so that a(1) = 3, so that b(1) = 4, so that c(1) = 11. MATHEMATICA z = 300; mex[list_, start_] := (NestWhile[# + 1 &, start, MemberQ[list, #] &]); a = {}; b = {}; c = {}; Do[AppendTo[a, mex[Flatten[{a, b, c}], If[Length[a] == 0, 1, Last[a]]]]; AppendTo[b, mex[Flatten[{a, b, c}], Last[a]]]; AppendTo[c, 2 Last[a] + Last[b]], {z}]; Take[a, 100] (* A304497 *) Take[b, 100] (* A304498 *) Take[c, 100] (* A304499 *) Grid[{Join[{"n"}, Range[0, 20]], Join[{"a(n)"}, Take[a, 21]], Join[{"b(n)"}, Take[b, 21]], Join[{"c(n)"}, Take[c, 21]]}, Alignment -> ".", Dividers -> {{2 -> Red, -1 -> Blue}, {2 -> Red, -1 -> Blue}}] (* Peter J. C. Moses, Apr 26 2018 *) CROSSREFS Cf. A304498, A304499, A304500. Sequence in context: A169863 A304500 A047282 * A189937 A190325 A064437 Adjacent sequences: A304494 A304495 A304496 * A304498 A304499 A304500 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR Clark Kimberling, May 16 2018 STATUS approved

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