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Topic: Square folding
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Mike Terry

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Re: Square folding
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 10:16 PM
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<jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:58c6553e-6506-4e1a-b4a6-c66bae70b85c@googlegroups.com...
> Is there a convention similar powers for writing out folding series of
squares and other symetric foldings resulting in integers?
>
> 4,16,64...
> 9,36,144...
> 25,100,400...
> 49,196,784...


These are geometric sequences, where the general term has the form a * b^n,
where n takes values 0, 1, 2, 3...

In your four examples, each has b = 4, while a has the values 1, 9, 25, 49
respectively.

I don't know of any more concise convention for expressing a * b^n.

Regards,
Mike.




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