The first few Pell numbers are 0, 1, 2, 5, 12, 29, 70, 169, 408, 985, listed in A000129 of Sloane’s OEIS.
A Pell number for any given index can also be calculated from earlier Pell numbers with
Yet another way to calculate Pell numbers is by squaring the terms of Pascal’s triangle and adding up the antidiagonals. Arranging the Markov numbers in a binary graph tree and reading the numbers on 2’s branch gives the Pell numbers with odd indices.
Only Pell numbers with prime indexes can also be prime. This fact is used in some tests for pseudoprimality.
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