Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 8 (2005), Article 05.5.6

Animals and 2-Motzkin Paths

Wen-jin Woan
Department of Mathematics
Howard University
Washington, DC 20059

Abstract: We consider an animal S as a set of points in the coordinate plane that are reachable from the origin (0,0) through points in S by steps from {(1,0),(0,1),(1,1),(-1,-1)}. In this paper, we give a combinatorial bijection with 2-Motzkin paths, i.e., the Motzkin paths with two different horizontal steps.

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(Concerned with sequence A000108 .)

Received October 2 2005; revised version received November 1 2005. Published in Journal of Integer Sequences November 1 2005.

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