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Define a function on the positive integers recursively by <math>f(1) = 2</math>, <math>f(n) = f(n-1) + 2</math> if <math>n</math> is even, and <math>f(n) = f(n-2) + 2</math> if <math>n</math> is odd and greater than <math>1</math>. What is <math>f(2017)</math>?
 
Define a function on the positive integers recursively by <math>f(1) = 2</math>, <math>f(n) = f(n-1) + 2</math> if <math>n</math> is even, and <math>f(n) = f(n-2) + 2</math> if <math>n</math> is odd and greater than <math>1</math>. What is <math>f(2017)</math>?
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<math> \textbf{(A)}\ 2017 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 2018 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 4034 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 4035 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4036 </math>

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Problem

Define a function on the positive integers recursively by $f(1) = 2$, $f(n) = f(n-1) + 2$ if $n$ is even, and $f(n) = f(n-2) + 2$ if $n$ is odd and greater than $1$. What is $f(2017)$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 2017 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 2018 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 4034 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 4035 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4036$

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