[seqfan] Re: Numbers NOT of the form 2^x - y^2

Frank Adams-Watters franktaw at netscape.net
Tue Oct 7 07:26:53 CEST 2014

A200522 appears to be the answer.

Franklin T. Adams-Watters

-----Original Message-----
From: Alonso Del Arte <alonso.delarte at gmail.com>
To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
Sent: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 11:38 pm
Subject: [seqfan] Numbers NOT of the form 2^x - y^2

A sequence from Juri-Stepan raises for me a question I find very
interesting: how can you be absolutely sure a number is NOT of the form 
- y^2 ? The answer would also be relevant for the supersequence, 

Since Juri's subsequence consists of the prime numbers of the form, I 
the foggy notion that Legendre's symbol is relevant, but I can't figure 
if I'm on the right track with that.

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