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A335885 The length of a shortest path from n to a power of 2, when applying the nondeterministic maps k -> k - k/p and k -> k + k/p, where p can be any of the odd prime factors of k, and the maps can be applied in any order. 15
0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 3, 1, 2, 2, 1, 0, 3, 1, 2, 2, 3, 2, 3, 1, 2, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 1, 3, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1, 3, 0, 3, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1, 4, 2, 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 3, 1, 2, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
1,9
COMMENTS
The length of a shortest path from n to a power of 2, when using the transitions x -> A171462(x) and x -> A335876(x) in any order.
a((2^e)-1) is equal to A046051(e) = A001222((2^e)-1) when e is either a Mersenne exponent (in A000043), or some other number: 1, 4, 6, 8, 16, 32. For example, 32 is present because 2^32 - 1 = 4294967295 = 3*5*17*257*65537, a squarefree product of five known Fermat primes. - Antti Karttunen, Aug 11 2020
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FORMULA
Fully additive with a(2) = 0, and a(p) = 1+min(a(p-1), a(p+1)), for odd primes p.
For all n >= 1, a(n) <= A335875(n) <= A335881(n) <= A335884(n) <= A335904(n).
For all n >= 0, a(A000244(n)) = n, and these also seem to give records.
EXAMPLE
A335876(67) = 68, and A171462(68) = 64 = 2^6, and this is the shortest path from 67 to a power of 2, thus a(67) = 2.
A171462(15749) = 15748, A335876(15748) = 15872, A335876(15872) = 16384 = 2^14, and this is the shortest path from 15749 to a power of 2, thus a(15749) = 3.
PROG
(PARI) A335885(n) = { my(f=factor(n)); sum(k=1, #f~, if(2==f[k, 1], 0, f[k, 2]*(1+min(A335885(f[k, 1]-1), A335885(f[k, 1]+1))))); };
(PARI)
\\ Or empirically as:
A171462(n) = if(1==n, 0, (n-(n/vecmax(factor(n)[, 1]))));
A335876(n) = if(1==n, 2, (n+(n/vecmax(factor(n)[, 1]))));
A209229(n) = (n && !bitand(n, n-1));
A335885(n) = if(A209229(n), 0, my(xs=Set([n]), newxs, a, b, u); for(k=1, oo, newxs=Set([]); for(i=1, #xs, u = xs[i]; a = A171462(u); if(A209229(a), return(k)); b = A335876(u); if(A209229(b), return(k)); newxs = setunion([a], newxs); newxs = setunion([b], newxs)); xs = newxs));
CROSSREFS
Cf. A000079, A335911, A335912 (positions of 0's, 1's and 2's in this sequence) and array A335910.
Sequence in context: A062754 A342846 A045888 * A335875 A107279 A078461
KEYWORD
nonn
AUTHOR
Antti Karttunen, Jun 29 2020
STATUS
approved

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