20200930, 20:34  #606 
"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
Adirondack Mtns
3,457 Posts 

20200930, 21:43  #607 
May 2009
Russia, Moscow
13·193 Posts 
Please reserve base 79 for me.

20201001, 19:42  #608 
Oct 2011
170_{16} Posts 

20201001, 19:43  #609 
Oct 2011
2^{4}×23 Posts 

20201001, 22:20  #610 
Sep 2008
Kansas
2×7×227 Posts 
It appears 29^50 may have merged.

20201002, 00:56  #611 
"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
Adirondack Mtns
3,457 Posts 
Code:
29^50:i1210 merges with 9999286:i5 I wrote a script to work its way back through an Aliquot sequence via the factordb, identifying terms that have more than one source. The "More information" for Aliquot composite terms includes any previous composite Aliquot terms that result in that Aliquot sum. In the above example for RichD, if you look at "More information" for 2409946: you can see two sources. By following the sources, you can reach a first term. Unfortunately, my script also tends to crash the computer it is run on and I had some LAN trouble at the same time. Coincidence? Which preceded which? No answers. But I don't want to post the script due to the crashes. Last fiddled with by EdH on 20201002 at 00:58 
20201002, 15:12  #612 
"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
Adirondack Mtns
3,457 Posts 
In the case of open sequences, the lowest starting term is considered the sequence into which others merge. What determines the sequence into which others merge for terminated sequences? Is it the lowest untouchable sequence or is it the terminating prime?

20201002, 18:45  #613 
"Alexander"
Nov 2008
The Alamo City
2^{2}×103 Posts 
Personally, I would skip describing the merge and just say it terminates at the prime/cycle. I don't think there's a satisfactory way to describe such a large number of merges in as quick a succession as that.

20201002, 20:25  #614 
"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
Adirondack Mtns
3,457 Posts 
That sounds OK, but for 29^50, it merged with something to take it to termination. I guess that it can still be left as just 29^50 terminated.

20201002, 20:30  #615 
"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
Adirondack Mtns
3,457 Posts 
The base 98 table should all be green at next update.

20201003, 19:52  #616  
Oct 2011
2^{4}×23 Posts 
Quote:
Thanks Edwin for these explanations ! 

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