(n x 2

^{a}+ 1) x 2

^{b}

by finding all values of n using the function

sqrt(n x 2

^{a}+ 1) = next value of n

In fact I know I'm missing some numbers that do converge, maybe because the generating function behaves strangely at higher values or something, because my approach didn't pick up that 47, 93, and 185 converge using the list of numbers generated in the previous perl program. (Either that or maybe rounding errors are making my computer miss whether it's dealing with integers or not after taking log base 2.)

If you want to make a list of numbers that your functions cover, you could compare it to the list of the numbers from 1 to 200 that appear to diverge: 27, 39, 43, 51, 53, 55, 59, 71, 45, 77, 79, 83, 85, 87, 91, 95, 99, 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 115, 117, 119, 123, 135, 139, 141, 143, 147, 149, 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 163, 165, 167, 169, 171, 173, 175, 179, 181, 183, 187, 189, 191, 195, 197, 199 and multiples of powers of two for each of those.