International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences / 1978 / Article

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Volume 1 |Article ID 284925 | 4 pages |

Generalized Beatty sequences

Received12 Apr 1978


A well-known result due to S. Beatty is that if α and β are positive irrational numbers satisfying α1+β1=1 then each positive integer is to be found in precisely one of the sequences {[kα]}, {[kβ]}(k=1,2,3,) where [x] denotes the integral part of x. The present note generalizes this result to the case of the pair of sequences {[f(k)]}, {[g(k)]} with suitable hypotheses on the functions f and g. The special case f(x)=αx, g(x)=βx is the result due to Beatty.

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