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The Catalan Numbers and Pi

by John A. Ewell (Northern Illinois University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1992

Subject classification(s): Discrete Mathematics
Applicable Course(s): 3.7 Discrete Math | 4.3 Number Theory

The author gives an elementary justification for the representation of \(\pi\) involving Catalan numbers.

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Number Theory | Number Sequences
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