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A334277 Perimeters of almost-equilateral Heronian triangles. 5
12, 42, 156, 582, 2172, 8106, 30252, 112902, 421356, 1572522, 5868732, 21902406, 81740892, 305061162, 1138503756, 4248953862, 15857311692, 59180292906, 220863859932, 824275146822, 3076236727356, 11480671762602, 42846450323052, 159905129529606, 596774067795372, 2227191141651882 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

LINKS

Giovanni Resta, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..1000

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Heronian Triangle

Wikipedia, Heronian triangle

Wikipedia, Integer Triangle

FORMULA

a(n) = 3 * ((2 + sqrt(3))^n + (2 - sqrt(3))^n).

EXAMPLE

a(1) = 12; there is one Heronian triangle with perimeter 12 whose side lengths are consecutive integers, [3,4,5].

a(2) = 42; there is one Heronian triangle with perimeter 42 whose side lengths are consecutive integers, [13,14,15].

MATHEMATICA

Table[Expand[3 ((2 + Sqrt[3])^n + (2 - Sqrt[3])^n)], {n, 40}]

CROSSREFS

Cf. a(n) = 3*A003500(n).

Cf. A011945 (areas), this sequence (perimeters).

Cf. A003500 (middle side lengths), A016064 (smallest side lengths), A335025 (largest side lengths).

Sequence in context: A193068 A007586 A228391 * A122973 A074356 A172294

Adjacent sequences:  A334274 A334275 A334276 * A334278 A334279 A334280

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Wesley Ivan Hurt, May 20 2020

STATUS

approved

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