So I am trying to generate a sequence with an equation (that I don't think exists) and it involves all the even numbers, and one way to find the sequence is to get rid of all odd prime numbers so...

$2\frac{x}{n_k}$ where $n_m$ is $x$ without any $2$'s in its prime factorization.

then I tried to make an equation for $n_k$.

where $n_1=x$
$n_m=n_{m-1}(\frac{3-\cos(\pi n_{m-1})}{4})$
where $n_1=x$

now that I have a recursive formula I was wondering if any one could make a standard formula from this (and show how you did it if you want)

  • $\begingroup$ Are you trying to list all numbers without $2$ in their prime factorization? If so, just list all the odd integers $\endgroup$ – gt6989b May 21 at 16:39
  • $\begingroup$ @gt6989b no, I'm not I am trying to get a sequence from this, 1,2,1,3,1,2,1,4,... you can get this by seeing how many $2$'s are in each even number 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 $\endgroup$ – spydragon May 21 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ So what are you trying to do? $\endgroup$ – gt6989b May 21 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ accidentally replied too early $\endgroup$ – spydragon May 21 at 16:44
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    $\begingroup$ So, if we were to include the odd numbers in this list, this would be $a_n$ is the maximum integer value of $k$ such that $2^k$ divides evenly into $n$? That would be oeis.org/A007814. If you were to skip the odd numbers, that would be the ruler function oeis.org/A001511 which is just the previous sequence after adding $1$ to every entry. $\endgroup$ – JMoravitz May 21 at 16:52

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