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Purkait, S. (Soma) and Sury, B.. (2008) Some vanishing sums involving binomial coefficients in the denominator. Albanian Journal of Mathematics , Vol.2 (No.1). pp. 2732. ISSN 19301235

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Abstract
Identities involving binomial coeffcients usually arise in situations where counting is carried out in two different ways. For instance, some identities obtained by
William Horrace [1] using probability theory turn out to be special cases of the ChuVandermonde identities. Here, we obtain some generalizations of the identities observed by Horrace and give different types of proofs; these, in turn, give rise to some other new identities. In particular, we evaluate sums of the form Pm j=0 (1) j j d (mj) (n+jj )
and deduce that they vanish when d is even and m = n > d=2.
It is wellknown [2] that sums involving binomial coeffcients can usually be expressed in terms of the hypergeometric functions but it is more interesting if such a function can be evaluated explicitly at a given argument. Identities such as the ones we prove could perhaps be of some interest due to the explicit evaluation possible.
The papers [3], [4] are among many which deal with identities for sums where the binomial coeffcients occur in the denominator and we use similar methods here.
Item Type:  Journal Article  

Subjects:  Q Science > QA Mathematics  
Divisions:  Faculty of Science > Mathematics  
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):  Binomial coefficients  
Journal or Publication Title:  Albanian Journal of Mathematics  
Publisher:  Aulonna Press  
ISSN:  19301235  
Official Date:  2008  
Dates: 


Volume:  Vol.2  
Number:  No.1  
Page Range:  pp. 2732  
Status:  Peer Reviewed  
Publication Status:  Published  
Access rights to Published version:  Open Access  
References:  [1] W.C.Horrace  On the di�erence of maxima from independent uniform samples and a hy 

URI:  http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/id/eprint/49191 
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