Ascending sequences with neighboring elements add up to perfect square numbers

Kai Jin
Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics
Print ISSN 1310–5132, Online ISSN 2367–8275
Volume 23, 2017, Number 1, Pages 24—27
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Kai Jin
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences
Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084, China

Abstract

We consider the problem of partitioning the numbers 1..n to ascending sequences as few as possible, so that every neighboring pair of elements in each sequence add up to some perfect square number. We prove that the minimum number of sequences is . We hope that this paper exhibits an interesting property of the perfect square numbers.

Keywords

  • Perfect square number
  • Elementary Number theory
  • Sequences

AMS Classification

  • 11B75
  • 11B83

References

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  2. Anonymous, Problems & Puzzles: Puzzle 311. Sum to a cube, www.primepuzzles.net, http://www.primepuzzles.net/puzzles/puzz_311.htm.

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APA

Jin, K. (2017). Ascending sequences with neighboring elements add up to perfect square numbers. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 23(1), 24-27.

Chicago

Jin, Kai. “Ascending Sequences with Neighboring Elements Add up to Perfect Square Numbers.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 23, no. 1 (2017): 24-27.

MLA

Jin, Kai. ”Ascending Sequences with Neighboring Elements Add up to Perfect Square Numbers.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 23.1 (2017): 24-27. Print.

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