[seqfan] Triangular pretenders
Tomasz Ordowski
tomaszordowski at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 11:32:50 CEST 2018
Dear SeqFans!
Let a(n) be the smallest triangular number t > 3 such that n^t == n (mod
t).
6, 6, 561, 6, 6, 10, 6, 6, 10, 6, 6, 10, 6, 6, 15, 6, 6, 10, 6, 6, 10, 6,
6, 28, ...
Note that a(n) > 6 if and only if n == 2 (mod 3).
The sequence is bounded, namely a(n) <= 561.
Problem: Find all distinct terms of the sequence.
Is this sequence periodic like the primary pretenders?
Does it have the basic period shorter than 23# 277# ?
Cf. http://oeis.org/A000217 and http://oeis.org/A000790
Best regards,
Thomas
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I found a simple characteristic of the set of all distinct primary
pretenders:
http://oeis.org/history/view?seq=A108574&v=29 (the last comment).
Unfortunately, this has not been published yet. Why?
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