Prime Number of Measurement

The set of numbers generated by excluding the sums of two or more consecutive earlier members is called the prime numbers of measurement, or sometimes the segmented numbers. The first few terms are 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, ... (OEIS A002048). Excluding two and three terms gives the sequence 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, ... (OEIS A005242).

See also

Sum-Free Set

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Guy, R. K. "MacMahon's Prime Numbers of Measurement." §E30 in Unsolved Problems in Number Theory, 2nd ed. New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 230-231, 1994.Sloane, N. J. A. Sequences A002048/M0972 and A005242/M0971 in "The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences."

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