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#1 2012-12-29 00:07:17

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GCD(sum_(i=1 to N) i!, sum_(i=1 to N+1) i!) = 99 for N >= 10

Just curious if anyone else has observed this. I have found it true up to N = 1 million.

GCD(sum_(i=1 to N) i!, sum_(i=1 to N+1)  i!) = 99 for N >= 10

I'm thinking it might be easy to prove this too... I'm not sure though.


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#2 2012-12-31 23:32:49

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Re: GCD(sum_(i=1 to N) i!, sum_(i=1 to N+1) i!) = 99 for N >= 10

The question seems interesting, could you please make it clear with latex?


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#3 2012-12-31 23:55:56

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Re: GCD(sum_(i=1 to N) i!, sum_(i=1 to N+1) i!) = 99 for N >= 10

I don't know how to input latex into this forum but I can tell you that if you enter 'sum_(i=1)^10 i! ; sum_(i=1)^11 i!' without quotes into the Wolfram|Alpha website or iPhone/iPad app, you will see the desired equations and their GCD.


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#4 2013-01-01 01:44:33

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Re: GCD(sum_(i=1 to N) i!, sum_(i=1 to N+1) i!) = 99 for N >= 10

Latex here:

 
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