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Old 2020-08-02, 09:26   #4
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The LL sequence starts 4, 14, 194, ...

Since we calculate modulo 2^p - 1, there are only finitely many values we can hit, so sooner or later we are going to hit a value we have seen before.

For 2^p - 1 prime, we know we hit 0, "-2", 2, 2, 2, ... So the period starts late and has length 1.

For 2^p - 1 composite (p prime), do you know if it is always 14 which is the first term to reappear? How does your script detect that a period has finished (in order to report the period length)?

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