Problem 609
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Problem 609
I didn't understand the following line :
Let p(n,k) be the number of π sequences u for which $u_0$ ≤n and c(u)=k .
can you please clear it to me with a suitable example?
Let p(n,k) be the number of π sequences u for which $u_0$ ≤n and c(u)=k .
can you please clear it to me with a suitable example?
Re: Problem 609
It means: count all $\pi$ sequences starting below n+1, that contain exactly k nonprimes, e.g. p(4,1)=3.
edit: "nonprimes" of course.
edit: "nonprimes" of course.
Re: Problem 609
You mean if n=4 then following pi sequences can be created
4,2,1 and 4,2 and only one of them have one not prime, k=c(u), which is 4,2.
Is it? Correct me if I'm wrong.
If that's correct help me with last doubt. Who will choose values of n and k?
4,2,1 and 4,2 and only one of them have one not prime, k=c(u), which is 4,2.
Is it? Correct me if I'm wrong.
If that's correct help me with last doubt. Who will choose values of n and k?

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Re: Problem 609
p(n, k) is defined for all initial values less than or equal to 'n'.
So when n = 4, the pi sequences are
(2, 1), (3, 2), (3, 2, 1), (4, 2) and (4, 2, 1).
Of these (3, 2) has 0 nonprimes, three of them ((2, 1), (3, 2, 1) and (4, 2)) have exactly one nonprime and (4, 2, 1) has exactly two nonprimes.
p(4, 0) = 1, p(4, 1) = 3, p(4, 2) = 1 and p(4, k) = 0 for k > 2.
P(n) = P(4) = 1 x 3 x 1 = 3
So when n = 4, the pi sequences are
(2, 1), (3, 2), (3, 2, 1), (4, 2) and (4, 2, 1).
Of these (3, 2) has 0 nonprimes, three of them ((2, 1), (3, 2, 1) and (4, 2)) have exactly one nonprime and (4, 2, 1) has exactly two nonprimes.
p(4, 0) = 1, p(4, 1) = 3, p(4, 2) = 1 and p(4, k) = 0 for k > 2.
P(n) = P(4) = 1 x 3 x 1 = 3
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Re: Problem 609
Does anyone know if the given P(10) was correct? My program accurately gives P(100) as 31038676032, but gives P(10) = 3 * 11 * 8 * 2 = 528, which is different than the provided P(10). I hand checked P(10) too and 3 * 11 * 8 * 2 seems to be correct.
Re: Problem 609
It is  I checked it again.
And your total number of sequences differs by 1:
2 generates 1 sequence (2,1)
3 and 4 generate (3,2,1), (3,2) and the same with 4 at the first position
5 to 10 generate 3 sequences each: 5 and 6 with 3 as next and 7 to 10 with 4 as next.
So I have 1 + 2*2 + 6*3 = 23 sequences.
You have 24.
And your total number of sequences differs by 1:
2 generates 1 sequence (2,1)
3 and 4 generate (3,2,1), (3,2) and the same with 4 at the first position
5 to 10 generate 3 sequences each: 5 and 6 with 3 as next and 7 to 10 with 4 as next.
So I have 1 + 2*2 + 6*3 = 23 sequences.
You have 24.
Re: Problem 609
Hm, weird, because I actually just got my program to run correctly for P(10^8) and matched the solution, but it still fails for P(10).v6ph1 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:52 pm It is  I checked it again.
And your total number of sequences differs by 1:
2 generates 1 sequence (2,1)
3 and 4 generate (3,2,1), (3,2) and the same with 4 at the first position
5 to 10 generate 3 sequences each: 5 and 6 with 3 as next and 7 to 10 with 4 as next.
So I have 1 + 2*2 + 6*3 = 23 sequences.
You have 24.
Re: Problem 609
It's easy to write down the three sequences with 3 nonprime elements: 10,4,2,1; 9,4,2,1 and 8,4,2,1.
Re: Problem 609
Hi all,
I was wondering whether someone would be good enough to check the following values for me (all given modulo 1'000'000'007):
P(1000) = Values removed by moderator
P(10'000) =
P(100'000) =
P(1'000'000) =
P(10'000'000) =
Thanks in advance!
Claude
EDIT: Disregard this, everyone... I missed a modulo in my final step so that my numbers overflowed. Sorted that out and now the answer for 10^8 is correct, so I'll assume my intermediate values are too
I was wondering whether someone would be good enough to check the following values for me (all given modulo 1'000'000'007):
P(1000) = Values removed by moderator
P(10'000) =
P(100'000) =
P(1'000'000) =
P(10'000'000) =
Thanks in advance!
Claude
EDIT: Disregard this, everyone... I missed a modulo in my final step so that my numbers overflowed. Sorted that out and now the answer for 10^8 is correct, so I'll assume my intermediate values are too