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 A324663 Starting at n, a(n) is the number of moves made away from zero according to the following rules. On the k-th step (k=1,2,3,...) move a distance of k in the direction of zero. If the number landed on has been landed on before, move a distance of k away from zero instead. 1
 0, 0, 1, 0, 9, 10, 0, 740, 2, 3, 0, 7, 48, 49, 2, 0, 39, 348242, 3, 4, 59273, 0, 12, 5, 6, 523146, 3, 4, 0, 177, 3533234, 241226, 241225, 241226, 241227, 3, 0, 28, 101615, 101614, 93, 5, 4, 5, 420, 0, 49, 34, 35, 23, 24, 84, 13, 4, 5, 0, 262, 261, 260, 221950 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,5 LINKS David Nacin, A324663(n)/A228474(n) EXAMPLE For n=2, the points visited are 2,1,-1,-4,0 with all moves being towards zero from the current position except for the move from -1 to -4, hence a(2) = 1. PROG (Python) #Sequences A324660-A324692 generated by manipulating this trip function #spots - positions in order with possible repetition #flee - positions from which we move away from zero with possible repetition #stuck - positions from which we move to a spot already visited with possible repetition def trip(n):     stucklist = list()     spotsvisited = [n]     leavingspots = list()     turn = 0     forbidden = {n}     while n != 0:         turn += 1         sign = n // abs(n)         st = sign * turn         if n - st not in forbidden:             n = n - st         else:             leavingspots.append(n)             if n + st in forbidden:                 stucklist.append(n)             n = n + st         spotsvisited.append(n)         forbidden.add(n)     return {'stuck':stucklist, 'spots':spotsvisited,                 'turns':turn, 'flee':leavingspots} #Actual sequence def a(n):     d = trip(n)     return len(d['flee']) CROSSREFS Cf. A228474, A324660-A324692 Sequence in context: A067450 A220450 A318147 * A109409 A262551 A160563 Adjacent sequences:  A324660 A324661 A324662 * A324664 A324665 A324666 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR David Nacin, Mar 10 2019 STATUS approved

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