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A120788 Numerators of partial sums of Catalan numbers scaled by powers of -1/4. 3
1, 3, 7, 51, 109, 415, 863, 13379, 27473, 107461, 219121, 1723575, 3499153, 13810887, 27956079, 884899683, 1787478201, 7085090409, 14289590493, 113433092349, 228507214803, 907912292457, 1827259905369 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
0,2
COMMENTS
Denominators are given under A120777.
From the expansion of sqrt(2) = 1 + (1/2)*Sum_{k>=0} C(k)/(-4)^k, where C(n) are Catalan numbers, one has, with the partial sums, r(n), as defined in the formula section, r = limit_{n to infinity} r(n) = 2*(sqrt(2)-1) = 0.828427124... .
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FORMULA
a(n) = numerator(r(n)), with the rationals r(n) := Sum_{k=0..n}((-1)^k * C(k)/4^k) with C(k) = A000108(k) (Catalan numbers). Rationals r(n) are taken in lowest terms.
EXAMPLE
Rationals r(n): [1, 3/4, 7/8, 51/64, 109/128, 415/512, 863/1024, 13379/16384, 27473/32768, 107461/131072, 219121/262144, ...].
MATHEMATICA
r[n_] := Sum[(-1/4)^k*CatalanNumber[k], {k, 0, n}]; Numerator[Table[r[n], {n, 0, 50}]] (* G. C. Greubel, Mar 27 2018 *)
PROG
(PARI) {r(n) = sum(k=0, n, (-1/4)^k*binomial(2*k, k)/(k+1))};
for(n=0, 30, print1(numerator(r(n)), ", ")) \\ G. C. Greubel, Mar 27 2018
(Magma) [Numerator((&+[(-1/4)^k*Binomial(2*k, k)/(k+1): k in [0..n]])): n in [0..30]]; // G. C. Greubel, Mar 27 2018
(GAP) List(List([0..25], n->Sum([0..n], k->(-1/4)^k*Binomial(2*k, k)/(k+1))), NumeratorRat); # Muniru A Asiru, Mar 30 2018
CROSSREFS
Sequence in context: A113236 A035499 A273092 * A346143 A207138 A041277
KEYWORD
nonn,easy,frac
AUTHOR
Wolfdieter Lang, Jul 20 2006
STATUS
approved

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