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    Binomial coefficients

    Evaluate
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\sum_{r = 1}^{n}( - 1)^r(1 + \frac {1}{2} + \frac {1}{3} + ...... + \frac {1}{r})\binom{n}{r}<br />
    where \binom{n}{r} is the binomial coefficient
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    Replace \binom{n}{r} by \binom{n-1}{r-1}+\binom{n-1}{r} and see how the series simplifies
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