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 A347858 a(n) = (9*n)!/((3*n)!*(2*n)!) * (n/2)!/(9*n/2)!. 4

%I

%S 1,512,1021020,2399141888,6016814703900,15626259253952512,

%T 41477110789150966020,111745115394167694950400,

%U 304331361887290342345862940,835666006020766806513664655360,2309513382640863232775760738593520,6416034331756986890806503962421755904

%N a(n) = (9*n)!/((3*n)!*(2*n)!) * (n/2)!/(9*n/2)!.

%C Fractional factorials are defined using the Gamma function; for example, (9*n/2)! := Gamma(1 + 9*n/2).

%C The sequence defined by u(n) = (18*n)!*(n)!/((4*n)!*(6*n)!*(9*n)!) is one of the 52 sporadic integral factorial ratio sequences of height 1 found by V. I. Vasyunin (see Bober, Table 2, Entry 7). See A295437. Here we are essentially considering the sequence (u(n/2))n>=0. The sequence is conjectured to be integral.

%H J. W. Bober, <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.1977">Factorial ratios, hypergeometric series, and a family of step functions</a>, arXiv:0709.1977 [math.NT], 2007; J. London Math. Soc., Vol. 79, Issue 2 (2009), 422-444.

%H F. Rodriguez-Villegas, <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0701362">Integral ratios of factorials and algebraic hypergeometric functions</a>, arXiv:math/0701362 [math.NT], 2007.

%F a(n) = binomial(9*n,3*n)*binomial(6*n,2*n)/binomial(9*n/2,4*n).

%F a(2*n) = A295437(n).

%F a(2*n) = 72*(18*n-1)*(18*n-5)*(18*n-7)*(18*n-11)*(18*n-13)*(18*n-17)/(n*(2*n-1)*(3*n-1)*(3*n-2)*(4*n-1)*(4*n-3))*a(2*n-2);

%F a(2*n+1) = 18432*(81*n^2-1)*(81*n^2-4)*(81*n^2-16)/(n*(2*n+1)*(16*n^2-1)*(36*n^2-1))*a(2*n-1).

%F Asymptotics: a(n) ~ 1/(2*sqrt(3*Pi*n)) * 2916^n as n -> infinity.

%F O.g.f.: A(x) = hypergeom([1/18, 5/18, 7/18, 11/18, 13/18, 17/18], [1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4], (2^4)*(3^12)*x^2) + 512*x*hypergeom([5/9, 7/9, 8/9, 10/9, 11/9, 13/9], [3/4, 5/6, 7/6, 5/4, 3/2], (2^4)*(3^12)*x^2) is conjectured to be algebraic over Q(x).

%F Conjectural congruences: a(n*p^k) == a(n*p^(k-1)) ( mod p^(3*k) ) for prime p >= 5 and positive integers n and k.

%e Congruence: a(11) - a(1) = 6416034331756986890806503962421755904 - 512 = (2^9)*(11^3)*7207*1306363809854375553476366323 == 0 (mod 11^3).

%p seq( (9*n)!/((3*n)!*(2*n)!) * GAMMA(1+n/2)/GAMMA(1+9*n/2), n = 0..11);

%Y Cf. A295437, A347854 - A347857.

%K nonn,easy

%O 0,2

%A _Peter Bala_, Sep 19 2021

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