Moser-de Bruijn Sequence

The sequence of numbers which are sums of distinct powers of 4. The first few are 0, 1, 4, 5, 16, 17, 20, 21, 64, 65, 68, 69, 80, 81, 84, ... (OEIS A000695). These numbers also satisfy the interesting properties that the sum of their binary digits equals the sum of their quaternary digits, and that they have identical representations in binary and negabinary.

See also

Binary, Negabinary, Quaternary

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Allouche, J.-P. and Shallit, J. "The Ring of k-Regular Sequences." Theor. Comput. Sci. 98, 163-197, Bruijn, N. G. "Some Direct Decompositions of the Set of Integers." Math. Comput. 18, 537-546, 1964.Moser, L. "An Application of Generating Series." Math. Mag. 35, 37-38, 1962.Sloane, N. J. A. Sequence A000695/M3259 in "The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences."

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