# Clément

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 Aug25 comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951 Done, thanks again! Aug25 accepted Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951 Aug25 comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951 Awesome, thanks! Aug25 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". Aug25 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? Aug25 comment Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951 Thanks mt_, I didn't know librarians did that :) Aug25 awarded Editor Aug25 revised Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951 added 467 characters in body Aug25 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. Aug25 awarded Yearling Aug25 asked Finding a paper by John von Neumann written in 1951 Mar19 comment Recurrence equation for central trinomial coefficients I was hoping for a combinatorial proof actually, one which would involve counting objects or elements. Mar19 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. Mar18 asked Recurrence equation for central trinomial coefficients Oct1 awarded Nice Question Oct1 comment Fun math for young, bored kids? Interesting resource indeed! I'll buy it =) Oct1 comment Fun math for young, bored kids? Quite nice indeed! Oct1 comment Fun math for young, bored kids? @ZevChonoles Thanks! Oct1 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) Oct1 asked Fun math for young, bored kids?