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comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951
Done, thanks again!
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accepted Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951
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comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951
Awesome, thanks!
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comment Which is the “fastest” paper-pencil method to compare $\sqrt[17]{6}$ and $\sqrt[16]{4}$?
Note that you were rather lucky here, since sour simplification (using $3^{12} > 2^{12}$) wouldn't always yield a result. Consider for example $3^{13}$ and $2^{14}$ : $ 3^1 < 2^2 $, and yet $3^{13} > 2^{14}$. Thus writing "Now $3^{12}>2^{12}$ and so you need to compare (...)" is not really rigorous (it implies it is necessary, while it is just sufficient); instead I think you should write something like "Now $3^{12}>2^{12}$ and so proving $3^{4}=81 > 2^{6}=64$ would be sufficient".
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comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951
Brilliant, thanks Michael. If you'll post your comment as an answer I'll accept it; otherwise I'll mark this one as the accepted answer. How did you find it? Did you directly think of the BNF?
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comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951
Thanks mt_, I didn't know librarians did that :)
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comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951
Thanks. However, NIST archives (nist.gov/nvl/journal-of-research-past-issues.cfm) do not seem to include volume 51, and the largest library of my city (Paris, France) doesn't have it. Perhaps I should have mentioned this.
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comment Recurrence equation for central trinomial coefficients
I was hoping for a combinatorial proof actually, one which would involve counting objects or elements.
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comment Recurrence equation for central trinomial coefficients
Right, but it surprises me that you need to find an explicit formula for the coefficients before searching for a recurrence equation... +1 anyway.
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asked Recurrence equation for central trinomial coefficients
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Fun math for young, bored kids?
Interesting resource indeed! I'll buy it =)
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comment Fun math for young, bored kids?
Quite nice indeed!
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comment Fun math for young, bored kids?
@ZevChonoles Thanks!
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comment Fun math for young, bored kids?
Thanks for that! Unfortunately, I can't speak German at all (I'm French, and English is my second language)