
Re: Square folding
Posted:
Mar 12, 2014 10:16 PM


<jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote in message news:58c6553e65064e1ab4a6c66bae70b85c@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.

