[seqfan] Re: A Sequential Puzzle

rene.gy at numericable.com rene.gy at numericable.com
Sat Mar 24 21:24:53 CET 2018

This could be   (5!/n)(2^n -1)     from n=-3 to n=+6 , but then it is no 
integer sequence, and q =120*Log[2].

René Gy

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From: charliemath at optonline.net
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Subject: [seqfan] A Sequential Puzzle

Some SeqFans may already be acquainted with a weekly column  entitled
Varsity Math, published Saturdays in the Wall St. Journal's Review

The second ot two problems in today's edition is called The Missing
Element and reads as follows:

The open-ended sequence ...35,45, 60, q, 120,180,280, 450, 744, 1260,...
has an undisclosed element, q.  Find a simple continuous function to
generate the sequence and compute the surprise answer for q.

I did a search for any sequence that contains 35 45 60 120 180 280 450
744 1260.
Seqence A103252 contains each value except 744.  No sequence contains
all 9 values.

I'm guessing this sequence, once found, will make its way into OEIS.


Charlie Marion

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