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Math Bite: Finding \(e\) in Pascal's Triangle

If \(s_n\) is the product of the entries in the \(n\)th row of Pascal's Triangle and \(r_n = s_n/s_{n-1}\), then a proof is given of the fact that \( \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} r_n/r_{n-1} = e\).

Author(s): 
Brothers, Harlan J.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
February, 2012
Subject(s): 
Algebra and Number Theory
Number Theory
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4.3 Number Theory
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