# [seqfan] Re: Interesting sequence

Robert G. Wilson v rgwv at rgwv.com
Tue Nov 22 04:14:24 CET 2016

```Et al,

Mmca:  f[n_] := Block[{m = k = n}, While[k > 0, m = Floor[m (k + 1)/k]; k--]; m]; Array[f, 100]

RGWv

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From: SeqFan [mailto:seqfan-bounces at list.seqfan.eu] On Behalf Of David Wilson
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 8:40 PM
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Subject: [seqfan] Interesting sequence

Starting with integer n,  multiply by ((n+1)/n), take the floor, multiply by (n/(n-1), take the floor, all the way down to 2/1, call the result f(n).

For example, starting with n = 5

floor(5*(6/5)) = 6,
floor(6*(5/4)) = 7,
floor(7*(4/3)) = 9,
floor(9*(3/2)) = 13,
floor(14*(2/1)) = 26.

so f(5) = 26.

Starting at n = 1, we have

f = (2, 6,  12, 18, 26, 38, 48, 62, 78, 90, ...)

It's trivial that all elements are even, given the final multiplier 2/1.

It looks to me as if f(n) ~ pi*n^2/4, but I couldn't begin to prove this.

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