# An identity about the Gamma function

When I do some numerical test, I can get:

$$\frac{2^{2a+1}\Gamma(a+1)\Gamma(a+\frac32)}{\Gamma(2a+2)}=\sqrt{\pi}.$$

Here $$a$$ is to be taken such that the Gamma function well-defined.

My question is that is there is a way to prove this identity.

I tried to apply the identity $$\Gamma(z+1)=z\Gamma(z)$$ but no further result.

Thanks for any suggestions.

This is known as the duplication formula for the Gamma function. It is commonly written as $$\Gamma(2z) = \pi^{-1/2}2^{2z-1}\Gamma(z) \Gamma(z+1/2)$$ and appears as formula 5.5.5 in the NIST handbook.