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Surprising identities / equations

What are some surprising equations / identities that you have seen, which you would not have expected? This could be complex numbers, trigonometric identities, combinatorial results, algebraic ...
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Limit of a series (Gamma distribution) [duplicate]

How does one calculate $$\lim_{n\to\infty}e^{-n}\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}\frac{n^k}{k!}?$$ Numerically it is somewhat close to $\frac12$. But to prove that I am going around a circle! Thanks for any help.
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Limits of sequences connected with real and complex exponential

Let us denote $S_{n}(x)=1+\frac{x}{1 !}+\frac{x^{2}}{2!}+ ... + \frac{x^{n}}{n!}$. How could be calculated the limit $$L(x)=\lim_{n\to \infty}\frac{S_{n}(n x)}{e^{n x}}=\lim_{n\to ...
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The limit $\lim_{n\to \infty}\frac{T_n(n)}{e^n}$ where $T_n(x)$ is the Taylor polynomial of $e^x$ [duplicate]

From working on a problem I was lead to consider the function $\frac{T_n(n)}{e^n}$ where $T_n(x)$ is the $n$'th order Taylor polynomial of $e^x$. Numerical evidence suggest that $$\lim_{n\to \infty} ...
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Compute the limit $\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{1}{\log n}\sum_{k=1}^n\left(1-\frac{1}{n}\right)^k\frac{1}{k}$

Similar to this problem, how can one compute the following limit: $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{1}{\log n}\sum_{k=1}^n\left(1-\frac{1}{n}\right)^k\frac{1}{k}\quad ?$$ Note that $$\log x = ...
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Probability and Laplace/Fourier transforms to solve limits/integrals from calculus.

I've seen in some answers in Brilliant.org to some very complicated limits and integrals that uses probabilistic arguments (Let $X$ be a random variable from $[0,1]$... some examples are in those ...
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Limit Challenge [duplicate]

I have tried very hard to manipulate this limit, but can't seem to find what the answer is. Can someone give me an explanation to what the limit would be. $$\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty} e^{-n}\cdot ...
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Does n power of e grow much more faster than its Maclaurin polynomial? [duplicate]

I wonder how to calculate the following limit: $$ \lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\frac{1+n+\frac{{}n^{2}}{2!}+\cdots +\frac{n^{n}}{n!}}{e^{n}} $$ In the first sight, I think it should be zero, because ...
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1answer
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Summation of exponential series [duplicate]

Evaluate the limit: $$ \lim_{n \to \infty}e^{-n}\sum_{k = 0}^n \frac{n^k}{k!} $$ It is not as easy as it seems and the answer is definitely not 1. Please help in solving it.
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Is the sequences$\{S_n\}$ convergent? [duplicate]

Let $$S_n=e^{-n}\sum_{k=0}^n\frac{n^k}{k!}$$ Is the sequences$\{S_n\}$ convergent? The following is my answer,but this is not correct. please give some hints. For all $x\in\mathbb{R}$, ...

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