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Old 2012-04-02, 08:02   #6
Dubslow
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No, I'm pretty sure they're the same. R0=S0=8; Rn=R(n-1)^2-2; Sn=(S(n-1)^2-2)^2-2. Therefore, S1=R2, and trivially R2n=Sn for all n (n>=0). Your test ends with i=2^(n-1)-1, while the other test ends with k=2^n-2=2i, so the sequences are identical. All your sequence does is the same as two iterationsof R, and then do half the iterations, but that's still exactly the same thing.

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