Hello!

Working on the binomial series I found (empirically) this equality:

Attachment 4881

Can someone help and demonstrate it formally for me?

I tried unsuccesfully… :(

Thanks in advance!

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- January 19th 2008, 03:15 PMpaolopiaceBinomial coefficients
Hello!

Working on the binomial series I found (empirically) this equality:

Attachment 4881

Can someone help and demonstrate it formally for me?

I tried unsuccesfully… :(

Thanks in advance! - January 19th 2008, 06:02 PMtopsquark
- January 19th 2008, 10:24 PMmr fantastic
You can do it in a sloppy way .....

Apply the factorial dogmatically:

Cancel the bad stuff:

And you're left with the good stuff.

I imagine a formal approach would use the gamma function (with great care since , , are simple poles .....) Maybe if someone has the time and the inclination (but I don't think a pre-algebra and algebra forum is the place) ..... - January 19th 2008, 11:42 PMpaolopiaceTo mr fantastic...
That's the way I did prior to posting here.

I'd really like a more formal proof...