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Up to $10^6$: $\sigma(8n+1) \mod 4 = OEIS A001935(n) \mod 4$ (Number of partitions with no even part repeated )

Up to $10^6$: $\sigma(8n+1) \mod 4 = OEIS A001935(n) \mod 4$ A001935 Number of partitions with no even part repeated Is this true in general? It would mean relation between restricted partitions ...
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Consecutive numbers with mutually distinct exponents in their canonical prime factorization

Is it possible to find 23 consecutive positive integers each of which has mutually distinct exponents in its canonical prime factorization? Such numbers are sequence A130091 in OEIS. 24 such numbers ...
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4th Order Floretions: Floret's Equation [closed]

Update: I've marked this question as answered. If you are thinking "What the heck are floretions?", go right to the answer provided by the Grinch. I definitely should have added clearer information ...
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Upper bound on length of addition chain

An addition chain for $n$ is a finite sequence of integers starting at 1 and ending at $n$, such that each element is a sum of two previous elements. A short addition chain for $n$ can be used, for ...
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Is there a “complete” Sidon sequence?

A sequence of natural numbers $(a_n)$ with the property that all pairwise sums of elements are distinct is called a Sidon sequence and it is proved there are at most $s(n)\sim\sqrt n$ elements of ...
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Making integer multisets graphic

Let $M=(X,f)$ be a multiset, where $X$ is the underlying set of elements and $f:X\rightarrow\mathbb{N}$ is the multiplicity function. For every $k\in\mathbb{N}$ put $k\cdot M:=(X,k\cdot f)$. It is ...
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The p-adic valuation of a linear recurrence

Let $(u_n)_{n \geq 0}$ be an integer-valued linear recurrence of order $k \geq 1$. Precisely, $$u_n = a_1 u_{n-1} + \cdots + a_k u_{n - k} \quad \forall n \geq k ,$$ for some $a_1, \ldots, a_k \in ...
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A strange polynomial equality

In my answer to this question, I have obtained that the polynomial $p(x)$ of degree $2n$ with nonnegative values on $[-1,1]$ with $p(\pm1)=1$ has $\int_{-1}^1 p(x)\,dx\geq \frac{4}{(n+1)(n+2)}$, and ...
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What is the motivation and purpose of the Floretion group?

When searching through the Oeis, I came across something called a floretion. Based on the context, it seems to be some sort of algebraic structure. I googled it and found nothing that explained their ...
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Additive combinatorics and a Diophantine equation

Let $(n_k)_{1 \leq k \leq N}$ be a sequence of distinct positive integers. For $v \in \mathbb{Z}$ set $$ A_N(v) = \# \Big\{ (k,\ell) \in \{1, \dots, N\}^2, ~k \neq \ell:\quad n_k - n_\ell = v \Big\}. ...
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Intuition behind salient numbers in number of h-cobordism classes of smooth homotopy n-spheres

The Wikipedia article on Exotic Sphere displays this sequence of numbers (see also OEIS A001676 and the Milnor link therein) for the order of the classses as $$1, \;1, \;1,\; 1,\; 1, \;1, \;28,\; ...
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Cardinal of a set cinsist of product of two sets?

Let $$ A=\{1,2,\ldots,p-1\},\qquad B=\{1,2,\ldots,q-1\} $$ where $p,q$ are primes not necessarily distinct. Is there any elementary way to find the cardinal of the following set $$ AB=\{ab:\ a\in A,\ ...
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Values of the Kronecker symbol of recursvie sequences

Is there something known about the values of the Kronecker symbol $\left(\frac{a_n}{a_{n+1}}\right)$ if $a_n$ is a recursive sequence? I know something about this if $a_n$ is the Fibonacci sequence or ...
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A Collatz-like question about permutations

An answer to this question would provide an explicit counterexample to this question, but otherwise I don't know if it is interesting. Consider all permutations $\pi$ on the natural numbers such that ...
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How to write a given rank matrix with some constraints?

If I want to write an $m\times n$ $0/1$ matrix with only rows or columns distinct, I could just pick $m$ or $n$ distinct natural numbers effectively writing them down as rows or columns in base $2$. ...
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Conway's subprime Fibonacci sequences

I want to be certain I have the latest information on Conway's subprime Fibonacci sequences, arXiv-posted a year ago; I am referencing the status in a review. To wit, starting with $(0,1)$:1 $$ 0, 1, ...
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Increasing integral sequence of intermediate growth which is periodic modulo almost all primes

Many integral sequences are periodic modulo (almost) all primes. However all examples I know are either evaluations of suitable polynomials on consecutive integers (trivial examples) or grow at least ...
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Searching information on a certain function with a fixed point property connecting Moebius $\mu$ and Fibonacci numbers

Let $\mu$ be the Moebius function and define for $1\leq n\in\mathbb{N}$ $$ f(n) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \mu\left(\frac{n}{2}\right) + \mu\left(\frac{n}{4}\right), & n\equiv 0, 4, 8\mod 12, \\ ...
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Classic question on integer partitions (with distinct summands)

I guess that the following was solved sometime in the 18th century, but could not find a reference to it. I am interested in approximations to the following integer partition problem: Denote $R(N,L)$ ...
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Number of squares in a grid under certain conditions

Consider an $(n+1)\times (n+1)$ grid of lattice points in the plane. $A(n):$ # of squares with vertices on the grid. It's relatively well-known that $A(n)=\frac{n(n+1)^2(n+2)}{12}$. Now, $A(n) = ...
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On one class of Somos-like sequences

This question is motivated by integrability of the sequence mistakenly arisen in the question Does this sequence always give an integer? Let $m_1,\ldots, m_{k-1}$ be positive integers and sequence ...
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Avoiding Fibonacci-like sequences

Suppose we are trying to avoid 3-term arithmetic progressions. There are two relevant sequences in the OEIS pertaining to this: A003278: The sequence whose $n^{\text{th}}$ term is the smallest number ...
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Word complexity of primes mod 4

For an infinite binary word $w$, the word complexity $f_w(n)$ is defined as the number of different subwords of length $n$. The asymptotic behavior of this function is an important parameter of the ...
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Conjecture on signed sum of integer fractions x/y from 1..N?

Here is a generalization of an integer challenge that was asked on Yahoo!Answers in 2009, I believe it could be original, defies induction and has exponential-complexity. Not aware of any theory that ...
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What are the values of this sequence?

Let $F_n$ denote the $n$th Fibonacci number. Then $\prod\limits_{i=1}^{\infty}(1-x^{F_i})$ is a series all of whose coefficients are either $-1$, $0$ or $+1$. The sequence of the coefficients in ...
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Mod sequences that seem to become constant; and the number 316

Define a "mod sequence" of nonnegative integers based on one start parameter $s$, its first term, as follows. $A(s)=(a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n,\ldots)$ with $a_1 = s$ and $$ a_n = \left(\sum_{k=1}^{n-1} a_k ...
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Is $p$ is square modulo $F_p$ when $p=4k+1 > 5$?

$F_n$ are the Fibonacci numbers. In On computing factors of cyclotomic polynomials p.1 for odd square-free $n>1$ the cyclotomic polynomial $\Phi_n(x)$ satisfies: $$ 4 \Phi_n(x)=A_n(x)^2 - ...
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Tower-of-squares sequence divides linear recurrent A001921 sequence?

Let $(a_n)$ be the A001921 sequence $$ a_0 = 0,\ a_1 = 7, \quad a_{n+2} = 14a_{n+1} - a_n + 6. $$ Let $(b_k)$ be the (almost)"tower-of-squares" sequence defined by $$ b_0=2, \quad ...
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When is the ratio of Jacobi theta functions algebraic?

Probably this is well known. $\theta_2$ and $\theta_3$ are Jacobi theta functions as defined in mathworld (31) and (32). For natural $n$ define $$ f(n) = ...
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More asymptotics for trees

This is a follow up to my recent question on the asymptotics of A003238. Lucia gave a fine answer to that question, but as I hinted the 'real' problem I have in mind is slightly different, and I've ...
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Strange (or stupid) arithmetic derivation

Let us consider the following operation on positive integers: $$n=\prod_{i=1}^{k}p_i^{\alpha_i} \qquad f(n):= \prod_{i=1}^{k}\alpha_ip_i^{\alpha_i-1}$$ (Is it true that if we apply this operation to ...
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Arbitrarily large $n$ divides $F_n$

Is it true that there exists $n \in \mathbb{N}$ with arbitrarily many prime factors such that $n$ divides $F_n$, where $F_n$ represents the n-th Fibonacci number?
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Flow of an integer

I've stumbled across this family of flow networks, and posted the sequence of maximal flows to OEIS: A238729. I can't find any reference to it either. Has anyone seen it? Here is the description: ...
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Decimal digits multiplied by powers of 2: leads to mod 8? [closed]

This is more a puzzle than a research question, a puzzle to me. Perhaps it is straightforward for others. Imagine Repeatedly interpreting a number expressed with the usual base-$10$ digits as ...
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Can we find lattice polyhedra with faces of area 1,2,3,…?

I asked this question two months ago on MSE, where it earned the rare Tumbleweed badge for garnering zero votes, zero answers, and 25 views over 61 days. Perhaps justifiably so! Here I repeat it with ...
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Regular graphs with unimodal subdegrees that are not distance-regular

Distance regular graphs are known to exhibit the following property: starting from an arbitrary vertex $\alpha$, let $k_i$ denote the number of vertices at distance $i$ from $\alpha$ (in terms of ...
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A square-squareroot integer race sequence involving primes

I wonder what is the expected behavior of this process? Let $f^2_{\mathrm{next}}(n) =$ the next prime after $n^2$. $g_{\mathrm{sqrt}}(n) = \lfloor \sqrt{n} \rfloor$. Now iterate as ...
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sequences with a fractal dimension

This is inspired by the self-similarity of the celebrated Golay-Rudin-Shapiro sequence, more exactly, of its alternating partial sums. (This latter one is oeis 020990). The pictures show the 550 first ...
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Are the asymptotics of A003238 known?

Sequence A003238 of the OEIS counts ``rooted trees with $n$ vertices in which vertices at the same level have the same degree.'' The sequence, $a$, begins 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 16, ... and it is ...
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Infinitely many sufficiently large powers in linear recurrences

Edit Aaron solved the original question with the fourth order $$ a(n)=n2^n+\frac{(-1)^n-1^n}{2} $$ trying to make the question harder. Let $a(n)$ be a linear recurrence with constant coefficients, of ...
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A question concerning the strange arithmetic derivation

This question is related to Strange (or stupid) arithmetic derivation. The original question whether an unbounded sequence of iterates exists is still unanswered. $$n=\prod_{i=1}^{k}p_i^{\alpha_i} ...
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Some unpublished notes of Hofstadter

I'm looking for some unpublished notes called "Eta Lore," which are apparently related to a talk Douglas Hofstadter first gave at the Stanford Math Club in 1963. I know these notes exist because ...
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Asymptotic behavior of the sequence $u_n = u_{n-1}^2-n$

I am currently interested in the following sequence: $$\begin{cases}u_0 & = & \alpha\\u_n & = & u_{n-1}^2-n\end{cases}$$ where $\alpha > C \approx 1.75793275... $ with $C$ being the ...
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Is there a linear recurrence with infinitely many zeros, conjecturally infinitely many primes and non-zero terms of exponential growth?

Let $a_n$ be a linear recurrence with integer constant coefficients and initial values. Is it possible $a_n$ to satisfy all of these: $a_n = 0$ infinitely often. if $a_n \ne 0$, $ | a_n |$ is of ...
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Sequences with integral variances

This is a companion to my earlier question, Sequences with integral means. This new question is, frankly, not as interesting, but it feels necessary to complete the thought. Let $V(n)$ be the ...
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Sequences with integral means

Let $S(n)$ be the sequence whose first element is $n$, and from then onward, the next element is the smallest natural number ${\ge}1$ that ensures that the mean of all the numbers in the sequence is ...
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Is the sequence $a_n=c a_{n-1} - a_{n-2}$ always composite for $n > 5$?

Numerical evidence suggests the following. For $c \in \mathbb{N}, c > 2$ define the sequence $a_n$ by $a_0=0,a_1=1, \; a_n=c a_{n-1} - a_{n-2}$ For $ 5 < n < 500, \; 2 < c < 100$ ...
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Graphs with graphic imbalance sequences

Let $G$ be simple undirected graph and $e=uv\in E(G)$. The imbalance of the edge $e$ is the value $imb(e)=|d(u)-d(v)|$. Let $M_{G}$ denotes the imbalance sequence (or more correctly, multiset of ...
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What is a description of winning strategies in this tile game?

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to describe all winning strategies for "Player 1" in the following game: Consider a board with $n$ tiles arranged in a row. Player 1 and Player 2 each ...
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For any prime $p$, is there $C$ such that if $x\ge C$, then all but one integer among $x+1, x+2, \dots, x+p$ has Greatest Prime Factor $> p$

I apologize if this is a naive question about greatest prime factors (gpf). I was thinking about the sequence of integers where $\mathrm{gpf}(x) \le p$ where $p$ is any prime. Clearly, as $x$ ...