# [seqfan] Re: Balanced / Unbalanced numbers

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 16:40:11 CET 2018

```I liked it a lot until I came to the point about "if there are two choices,
So this is a non-deterministic process: you have to keep track of all the
descendants - all the children, grandchildren, ... - until one of them
finds a happy marriage and produces a balanced child ?

I guess 199 is the smallest number that has two equi-distant balanced
neighbors

Best regards
Neil

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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On Sun, Dec 9, 2018 at 9:54 AM Éric Angelini <bk263401 at skynet.be> wrote:

> Hello SeqFans,
> let's call "Balanced" the integers of A036301 and "Unbalanced" the others.
>
> [http://oeis.org/A036301
> "Numbers n such that sum of even digits of n equals sum of odd digits of
> n."]
>
> Take an Unbalanced and add to it its closest Balanced;
> if the result is Balanced, stop.
> If the result is Unbalanced, iterate.
>
> Question:
> Do all Unbalanced end on a Balanced?
>
> Example with the Unbalanced "1":
> 1 + 112 = 113
> 113 + 112 = 225
> 225 + 211 = 436
> 436 + 431 = 867
> 867 + 871 = 1738
> 1738 + 1744 = 3482
> 3482 + 3476 = 6958 is Balanced.
>
> Example with the Unbalanced "2":
> 2 + 112 = 114
> 114 + 112 = 226
> 226 + 211 = 437
> 437 + 431 = 868
> 868 + 871 = 1739
> 1739 + 1744 = 3483
> 3483 + 3489 = 6972
> 6972 + 6963 = 13935
> 13935 + 14003 = 27938
> 27938 + 27968 = 55906
> 55906 + 55820 = 111726
> 111726 + 111728 = 223454
> 223454 + 223449 = 446903
> 446903 + 446905 = 893808
> 893808 + 893813 = 1787621 is Balanced.
> (if I made no mistakes)
>
> P.-S.
> If there are two possible Balanced to be added to an Unbalanced (as this
> Unbalanced would stand at the same distance of the two Balanced) compute
> both branches.
> Best,
> É. at Brussels time and day 19:29 Dec 7, 2018
>
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