What is the next number in the sequence?
(In reply to re: Self Powered SHIFTED
by Ady TZIDON)
"The sequence is (X+1)^(X+1)-X^X "
in reply to Sanjay's
"I believe the next number is 776887
The sequence is (X^X)-((X-1)^(X-1))."
Why? Sanjay's formula is perfectly valid. He just calls X what you call X+1, a trivial difference due to a trivial change of variable. One could perhaps based on esthetics make some case for not writing the formula as (X-1)^(X-1) - (X-2)^(X-2), but there seems me to be no esthetic ground for preferring your formula over Sanjay's.
Posted by Richard
on 2004-09-26 17:27:01