Let $\phi(x)$ be the Euler phi function and $\lfloor x\rfloor $ the floor function

Count the sum of $$ \phi(1)\cdot\lfloor \frac{2015}{1} \rfloor + \phi(2)\cdot\lfloor \frac{2015}{2} \rfloor + \phi(3)\cdot\lfloor \frac{2015}{3} \rfloor + \phi(4)\cdot\lfloor \frac{2015}{4} \rfloor + \cdots + \phi(2014)\cdot\lfloor \frac{2015}{2014} \rfloor + \phi(2015)\cdot\lfloor \frac{2015}{2015} \rfloor $$

I have do for $1,2, \ldots, 10$ but I can see no pattern there.




so that you’re interested in $f(2015)$. Calculate the first few values:

$$\begin{align*} f(1)&=1\\ f(2)&=2+1=3\\ f(3)&=3+1+2=6\\ f(4)&=4+2+2+2=10\\ f(5)&=5+2+2+2+4=15 \end{align*}$$

There is a very clear pattern here: at least for $n=1,2,3,4,5$ we have the very familiar triangular numbers, suggesting that


Another way to put it is that it appears that we might have $f(1)=1$ and $f(n)=f(n-1)+n$ for $n>1$. We know that $f(1)=1$, so we’d prove $(1)$ if we could show that the recurrence $f(n)=f(n-1)+n$ really does hold for $n>1$. That would mean proving that


or, equivalently, that


  • Justify the assertion that $(3)$ is equivalent to $(2)$.
  • $n-\varphi(n)$ is the number of integers in $\{1,2,\ldots,n\}$ with what property?

Note that $$\left\lfloor\frac{n}k\right\rfloor-\left\lfloor\frac{n-1}k\right\rfloor\tag{4}$$

is always $0$ or $1$.

  • For which values of $k$ is the difference in $(4)$ equal to $1$?

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