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Re^4: 2, 2, 2, 3, 7, 22, 83, ...

by xorl (Deacon)
on Feb 07, 2006 at 13:35 UTC ( #528515=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: 2, 2, 2, 3, 7, 22, 83, ...
in thread 2, 2, 2, 3, 7, 22, 83, ...

Ah that vaguly looks familar (high school was a long time ago). Now I don't think it can be applied to this series as part of the definition says "where no two xj are the same." Or am I misssing something?


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Re^5: 2, 2, 2, 3, 7, 22, 83, ...
by Articuno (Beadle) on Feb 07, 2006 at 21:03 UTC
    Yes, you are missing something :-)
    In this case, the x's are 1,2,3,4,5,...,n and the y's are 2,2,2,3,7,...m
    And the method gives a function f so that f(1) = 2, f(2) = 2, f(3) = 2, f(4) = 3, and so on...

    -- 6x9=42

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