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Mocha's Sequence is generated like so:
- 1,2,... (next power of 2)
- 1,2,4,... (next power of 2)
- 1,2,4,3,... (3 is missing. Put the mean of the leftmost empty region (4 and 2).)
- 1,2,4,3,8,... (next power of 2)
- 1,2,4,3,8,6,... (5, 6, and 7 are missing. Put the mean of the leftmost empty region (8 and 4).)
- 1,2,4,3,8,6,5,... (5 and 7 are missing. Put the mean of the leftmost empty region (6 and 4).)
- 1,2,4,3,8,6,5,7... (7 is missing. Put the mean of the leftmost empty region (8 and 6).)
- 1,2,4,3,8,6,5,7,16... (next power of 2)
And so on.
It was inspired by the order in which I mark lines on my graphs:
- Let n be the number of divisions needed on a graph
- If n mod 2 = 0, divide the axis. Go to 5.
- If n can be written as 2^n+1, move hand as if to divide at 2^n. Move hand opposite direction as if to divide new hypothetical region by 2^(2n). Repeat forever, or until desired accuracy, and then draw line. Go to 5.
- Guess where the line goes.
- Move to the leftmost region that needs lines. If one exists, go to 2. Otherwise, you are DONE!
- The the average difference between m(n) and n approaches 4 as n->inf.
- There are an infinite number of n such that m(n)=n. Such an n mod 10 is even for n>1.
- The series is fractal.
- m(2^n)=2^n-1 for n>1
- m(2^n+2)=3*2^(n-1) for n>0