# [seqfan] Re: A073615

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 18:35:08 CET 2014

```Harvey, Tony, Thanks for those comments.
So the present definition does not match the Comments
nor the Mma program.

OK, we will have two sequences. I will do
the editing.

Neil

On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Harvey P. Dale <hpd at hpdale.org> wrote:

> Neil:
>         I'm not sure that 37 works for a(5).  a(5) starts with the 6th
> prime (because the first prime, 2, has been discarded per the comments)
> which is 13.  To get 5 differences (as required for the 6th prime) we need
> the differences for {13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31} which are {4, 2, 4, 6, 2}.  To
> get 5 differences for primes starting with 37 we need the differences for
> {37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59} which are {4, 2, 4, 6, 6}.  That does not match.
>  If, however, we start with 223 we need the differences for {223, 227, 229,
> 233, 239, 241} which are {4, 2, 4, 6, 2}.  That does match.
>         Have I misunderstood something?
>         Best,
>         Harvey
>
> From: Neil Sloane [mailto:njasloane at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:53 AM
> To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list
> Cc: Robert G. Wilson v; Harvey Dale
> Subject: Re: [seqfan] A073615
>
> Don, I agree that 37 seems to work for a(5).
>
> I will make the corrections.
>
> But the Mathematica program definitely gives 223.
> Can some Mma expert explain why?
>
> Bob? Harvey?
>
> Thanks
>
> Neil
>
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 8:04 AM, Don Reble <djr at nk.ca> wrote:
> Seqfans:
>
>    I dispute A073615(5): 37, not 223. More terms:
>
>    5,11,13,101,37,1277,1279,1616603,57405419,51448351,76623356077,
>    115438255651991,433241801791933
> %C a(9) > 1734338611, a(10) = 51448351, a(11) > 131045797.
>
>    No, yes, yes.
>
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