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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 ...

**38**

votes

**2**answers

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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 ...

**36**

votes

**1**answer

943 views

### 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 ...

**26**

votes

**1**answer

504 views

### Why do the adjoint representations of three exceptional groups have the same first eight moments?

For a representation of a compact Lie group, the $n$th moment of the trace of that representation against the Haar measure is the dimension of the invariant subspace of the $n$th tensor power. The ...

**21**

votes

**5**answers

924 views

### 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 ...

**19**

votes

**3**answers

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### Zeroes of the random Fibonacci sequence

Let X_n be the "random Fibonacci sequence," defined as follows:
$X_0 = 0, X_1 = 1$;
$X_n = \pm X_{n-1} \pm X_{n-2}$, where the signs are chosen by independent 50/50 coinflips.
It is known that ...

**15**

votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**14**

votes

**1**answer

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### Some unpublished notes of Hofstadter

I'm looking for some unpublished notes called "Eta Lore," which are apparently related to a talk Douglas Hofstadter first gave at the Stanford Math Club in 1963.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 ...

**13**

votes

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832 views

### 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$ ...

**13**

votes

**1**answer

532 views

### 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 ...

**12**

votes

**0**answers

334 views

### 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 ...

**11**

votes

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### Longest coinciding pair of integer sequences known

There are arbitrarily many pairs of integer sequences (of arbitrary origins) that coincide upto an $N$ but differ for an $n > N$. I assume, the coincidence will be considered accidentally then by ...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

617 views

### Put as many points as possible in an equilateral triangle of side 1 with their minimal distance greater than 1/n

It is known by the pigeon-hole principle that:
If we select $5$ points within an equilateral triangle with side $1$, there must be at least two whose distance apart is less than or equal to $1/2$.
...

**11**

votes

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229 views

### 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 ...

**11**

votes

**0**answers

602 views

### Is OEIS A007018 really a subsequence of squarefree numbers?

A comment in A007018 a(n) = a(n-1)^2 + a(n-1), a(0)=1 claims
Subsequence of squarefree numbers (A005117). - Reinhard Zumkeller, Nov 15 2004
Is it really so?
As far as I know, it is open problem ...

**11**

votes

**0**answers

572 views

### Is “OEIS A001935 Number of partitions with no even part repeated” efficiently computable $\mod 4$?

Is A001935 Number of partitions with no even part repeated efficiently computable $\mod 4$?
I am interested because of this relation with sum of divisors of $8n+1$.
$\sigma(8n+1) \equiv A001935(n) ...

**10**

votes

**2**answers

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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 ...

**9**

votes

**2**answers

756 views

### 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 ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

189 views

### Arbitrarily many primes in a Fibonacci-type sequence

It is conjectured that the standard Fibonacci sequence contains infinitely many primes. While this is perhaps too difficult, I am wondering about the following simpler version:
Question. For any $K$, ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

410 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

609 views

### Maximal number of edges and triangular cells for n points in a triangular lattice

Consider a subset of $n$ points in an equilateral triangular lattice. Draw all the edges between nearest-neighbor points.
What is the maximum, over all such subsets, of the number of edges? This ...

**7**

votes

**3**answers

266 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**4**answers

817 views

### A Pascal's-triangle -like random process

I was exploring Pascal's triangle on a cylinder when I encountered this puzzle-like problem.
It is surely elementary, but perhaps weekend-entertaining.
Start with a permutation of $(1,2,3, \ldots, ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

331 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

409 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

87 views

### Integer Recursion Reference Request

I've run across the following recursion which at times seems very steady and predictable and at other times seems very chaotic.
Let $c_1, \dots c_k, b_0, m \in \mathbb{Z}$ with $b_0>m\ge 3$ and ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

286 views

### 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, ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

135 views

### 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) = ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

394 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**5**answers

617 views

### Can an integer or rational sequence satisfy some bounded order recurrence $\mod \ $ almost all primes but doesn't satisfy such in $\mathbb{Q}$?

Can an integer or rational sequence satisfy some bounded order recurrence $\mod \ $ almost all primes but doesn't satisfy such in $\mathbb{Q}$?
The recurrences $\mod p$ can be different, possibly ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

511 views

### 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?

**5**

votes

**1**answer

491 views

### 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,\; ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

162 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

358 views

### 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:
...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

393 views

### Number of Configurations in the optimal Hanoi tower

There is a unique strategy how to move $n$ disks from the first rod to the second optimally and it takes $2^n-1$ steps, solution is obtained by simple recursion. I am interested into the following ...

**4**

votes

**4**answers

495 views

### 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 ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

179 views

### 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 - ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

192 views

### Databases for sequences indexed by partitions

Is there a database for sequences indexed by partitions similar to Sloane's OEIS? I mean, I am aware that in the OEIS there are some arrays indexed by partitions, but I feel as though most of such ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

155 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

911 views

### Which $n$ maximize $G(n)=\frac{\sigma(n)}{n \log \log n}$?

By Robin's theorem
$$G(n)=\frac{\sigma(n)}{n \log \log n}$$
is bounded by $e^\gamma \approx 1.78107241799$ for $n>5040$ assuming Riemann hypothesis .
For $n=\mathrm {lcm} (1,2 \dots k)$, $G(n)$ ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

275 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

58 views

### 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,\ ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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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, \\
...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

595 views

### Least Prime Factor in a sequence of 2n consecutive integers

I was thinking about consecutive integers and I wondered if anyone had done work exploring whether a sequence of $2n$ consecutive integers (i.e. 101,102,103,...,100+2n) always contains at least one ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

155 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**3**answers

210 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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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 ...