finite alternating harmonic series
This is similar to an existing thread, but sufficiently different, I think.
For any positive integer n, let with and relatively prime. The question concerns and .
One result. The exact power of 2 that divides is floor(log2(n))+1.
Here's the proof:
What else can one say about the sequence ? The exact power of 3 that divides seems to be an increasing sequence, but I can't find any closed formula as for 2. The exact power of 5 that divides is not even an increasing sequence.
The integers and get quite large. I know almost nothing about the .
, , , and are prime.
Java has a pretty sophisticated probalistic prime testing algorithm. Java says with probability greater than 1-one millionth that is prime; has 221 decimal digits.
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