A Centered Polygonal Number consisting of a central dot with three dots around it, and then additional dots in the
gaps between adjacent dots. The general term is , and the first few such numbers are 1, 4, 10, 19, 31, 46,
64, ... (Sloane's A005448). The Generating Function giving the centered triangular numbers is

**References**

Sloane, N. J. A. Sequence
A005448/M3378
in ``An On-Line Version of the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.''
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/eisonline.html and Sloane, N. J. A. and Plouffe, S.
*The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.* San Diego: Academic Press, 1995.

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