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A318387 Starting with a(1) = 6, a(n) is the smallest number whose sum of prime divisors (taken with multiplicity) is a(n-1). In other words a(n) = A056240(a(n-1)). 0
6, 8, 15, 26, 69, 134, 393, 1556, 4659, 9314, 27933, 921327, 85680249, 171360494, 2227686253, 17821489976, 124750429783 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Any nonzero number other than 4 or a prime could be chosen for a(1) so as to generate a nontrivial sequence (because A056240(r)=r for r=4 or a prime). In this sequence a(1) is set to 6 because it is the smallest nonzero composite number which is the sum of prime divisors of a greater number (8), and is therefore the smallest starting value for a non-stationary sequence of this kind. Let m = A056240(a(n-1)-q), where q is the greatest (prime or 4) < a(n-1)-1. Then a(n) = m*q, since sopfr(m*q) = sopf(m)+sopf(q) = a(n-1). Each term represents a step up (from the previous term) in the number of repeated iterations of sopfr required to reach a prime; a(n) >= A048133(n).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..17.

FORMULA

a(n) = A056240(a(n-1)); A002217(a(n)) = 1 + A002217(a(n - 1))

EXAMPLE

a(2) = 8, the smallest number whose sopfr is 6: A056240(8) = 6;

a(3) = 15, the smallest number whose sopfr is 8: A056240(8) = 15; etc.

MATHEMATICA

With[{s = Array[Total@ Flatten[ConstantArray[#1, #2] & @@@ FactorInteger@ #] &, 10^6]}, Nest[Append[#, First@ FirstPosition[s, #[[-1]] ]] &, {6}, 11]] (* Michael De Vlieger, Aug 25 2018 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A001414, A048133, A002217, A056240.

Sequence in context: A162651 A275321 A022320 * A349908 A100646 A315927

Adjacent sequences:  A318384 A318385 A318386 * A318388 A318389 A318390

KEYWORD

nonn,more

AUTHOR

David James Sycamore, Aug 25 2018

EXTENSIONS

a(13)-a(17) from Giovanni Resta, Aug 28 2018

STATUS

approved

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