# Problem #1253

 1253 A sequence $a_1,a_2,\dots$ of non-negative integers is defined by the rule $a_{n+2}=|a_{n+1}-a_n|$ for $n\geq 1$. If $a_1=999$, $a_2<999$ and $a_{2006}=1$, how many different values of $a_2$ are possible? $\mathrm{(A)}\ 165 \qquad \mathrm{(B)}\ 324 \qquad \mathrm{(C)}\ 495 \qquad \mathrm{(D)}\ 499 \qquad \mathrm{(E)}\ 660$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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