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**genericname****Member**- Registered: 2012-05-16
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Hi, I'm confused about how to find the value of this specific problem. The answer is supposed to be (1/2) * sqrt(pi), but how?

If gamma(1/2) is = sqrt(pi), what is gamma(3/2)?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Do you remember the identity Gamma(n+1)=n*Gamma(n)?

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**genericname****Member**- Registered: 2012-05-16
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Sorry, I don't recall.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi

Look at this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_func … definition

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