[seqfan] Re: A016037 alphabetical length steps samples

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Thu May 31 20:28:34 CEST 2012

A016037 was submitted by Bob Wilson, rgwv at rgwv.com, who
used to be a member of this list. Perhaps you should ask him
directly? In fact I will copy this to him.
Bob, can you answer Kevin's questions?

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Kevin Ryde <user42 at zip.com.au> wrote:

> In A016037 iterations of taking the length of a number in letters, the
> samples show a(72)=4 and a(76)=3, if I count along correctly.
> Is that right?  I thought since "seventy two" and "seventy six" have the
> same number of starting letters they would both be 4 iterations
>    72 -> 10 -> 3 -> 5 -> 4
> Some other length=10 samples are 3 too, such as "forty three" a(43)=3.
> Is there something subtle I'm missing?  I take it A005589 is the map
> iterated, as it refers to A016037 (though there's no reference back).
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