Practical central binomial coefficients

  • Carlo Sanna
Keywords: Central binomial coefficient, practical number.


A practical number is a positive integer n such that all positive integers less than n can be written as a sum of distinct divisors of n. Leonetti and Sanna proved that, as x → +∞, the central binomial coefficient (2n/n) is a practical number n for all positive integers n ≤ x but at most O(x0.88097) exceptions. We improve this result by reducing the number of exceptions to exp(C(log x)4/5 log log x), where C > 0 is a constant.


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