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A143383 Denominator of Sum_{k=0..n} 1/k!!. 2
1, 1, 2, 6, 24, 40, 240, 560, 13440, 120960, 241920, 887040, 394240, 138378240, 276756480, 593049600, 66421555200, 4136140800, 173717913600, 14302774886400, 171633298636800, 144171970854912, 7208598542745600, 283414985441280 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

COMMENTS

Numerators are A143382. A143382(n)/A143383(n) is to A007676(n)/A007676(n) as double factorials are to factorials. A143382/A143383 fractions begin:

n numerator/denominator

0 1/0!! = 1/1

1 1/0!! + 1/1!! = 2/1

2 1/0!! + 1/1!! + 1/2!! = 5/2

3 1/0!! + 1/1!! + 1/2!! + 1/3!! = 17/6

4 1/0!! + 1/1!! + 1/2!! + 1/3!! + 1/4!! = 71/24

5 1/0!! + 1/1!! + 1/2!! + 1/3!! + 1/4!! + 1/5!! = 121/40

6 1/0!! + 1/1!! + 1/2!! + 1/3!! + 1/4!! + 1/5!! + 1/6!! = 731/240

The series converges to sqrt(e) + sqrt((e*Pi)/2)*erf(1/sqrt(2)) = 3.0594074053425761445... whose decimal expansion is given by A143280. The analogs of A094007 and A094008 are determined by 2 being the only prime denominator in the convergents to the sum of reciprocals of double factorials and prime numerators beginning: a(1) = 2, a(2) = 5, a(3) = 17, a(4) = 71, a(15) = 1814380259, a(19) = 43758015399281, a(21) = 441080795274037, a(23) = 867081905243923.

LINKS

G. C. Greubel, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..500

Eric W. Weisstein, Double Factorial. Gives formula for limit of series, which was independently derived by Max Alekseyev.

FORMULA

Denominators of Sum_{k=0..n} 1/k!! = Sum_{k=0..n} 1/A006882(k).

EXAMPLE

a(3) = 6 because 1/0!! + 1/1!! + 1/2!! + 1/3!! = 17/6.

a(15) = 593049600 because 1814380259/593049600 = 1/1 + 1/1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/8 + 1/15 + 1/48 + 1/105 + 1/384 + 1/945 + 1/3840 + 1/10395 + 1/46080 + 1/135135 + 1/645120 + 1/2027025.

MATHEMATICA

Table[Denominator[Sum[1/k!!, {k, 0, n}]], {n, 0, 25}] (* G. C. Greubel, Mar 28 2019 *)

PROG

(PARI) vector(25, n, n--; denominator(sum(k=0, n, 1/prod(j=0, floor((k-1)/2), (k - 2*j)) ))) \\ G. C. Greubel, Mar 28 2019

(MAGMA) [n le 0 select 1 else Denominator( 1 + (&+[ 1/(0 + (&*[k-2*j: j in [0..Floor((k-1)/2)]])) : k in [1..n]]) ): n in [0..25]]; // G. C. Greubel, Mar 28 2019

(Sage) [denominator(sum(1/product((k-2*j) for j in (0..floor((k-1)/2))) for k in (0..n))) for n in (0..25)] # G. C. Greubel, Mar 28 2019

CROSSREFS

Cf. A006882 (n!!), A094007, A143280 (m(2)), A143382 (numerator).

Sequence in context: A163912 A257546 A274038 * A067653 A090755 A192196

Adjacent sequences:  A143380 A143381 A143382 * A143384 A143385 A143386

KEYWORD

easy,frac,nonn

AUTHOR

Jonathan Vos Post, Aug 11 2008

STATUS

approved

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