The sequence A000140 is studied http://oeis.org/A000140 (Kendall-Mann numbers: the maximum number of permutations on n letters having the same number of inversions ) and I am looking for a proof that M(n)/M(n-1)=n+1/2 when n= infinity, M(n) - max element in row n. If you have any ideas how to proove or disproove it, even the question is too hard, could you let me know in anyway. Modelling with Pari GP shows for n = 0 to 149 M(n)/M(n-1): 1.00000000, 1.00000000, 2.00000000, 3.00000000, 3.66666667, 4.59090909, 5.67326733, 6.69458988, 7.61939520, 8.57906801, 9.60953383, 10.6235009, 11.5884536, 12.5657349, 13.5817521, 14.5907723, 15.5704306, 16.5558579, 17.5656455, 18.5718445, 19.5585507, 20.5484134, 21.5549876, 22.5594838, 23.5501133, 24.5426559, 25.5473665, 26.5507683, 27.5438066, 28.5380914, 29.5416285, 30.5442887, 31.5389122, 32.5343930, 33.5371446, 34.5392804, 35.5350028, 36.5313400, 37.5335406, 38.5352923, 39.5318079, 40.5287792, 41.5305788, 42.5320411, 43.5291478, 44.5266018, 45.5281005, 46.5293394, 47.5268986, 48.5247283, 49.5259956, 50.5270586, 51.5249718, 52.5230999, 53.5241854, 54.5251073, 55.5233026, 56.5216716, 57.5226117, 58.5234188, 59.5218427, 60.5204088, 61.5212309, 62.5219434, 63.5205550, 64.5192845, 65.5200094, 66.5206430, 67.5194106, 68.5182772, 69.5189212, 70.5194882, 71.5183871, 72.5173696, 73.5179455, 74.5184560, 75.5174660, 76.5165477, 77.5170657, 78.5175276, 79.5166329, 80.5157998, 81.5162682, 82.5166882, 83.5158756, 84.5151165, 85.5155421, 86.5159256, 87.5151843, 88.5144896, 89.5148781, 90.5152297, 91.5145507, 92.5139127, 93.5142686, 94.5145921, 95.5139679, 96.5133798, 97.5137071, 98.5140058, 99.5134299, 100.512886, 101.513188, 102.513465, 103.512932, 104.512428, 105.512707, 106.512964, 107.512470, 108.512001, 109.512260, 110.512499, 111.512039, 112.511602, 113.511843, 114.512067, 115.511637, 116.511229, 117.511454, 118.511663, 119.511261, 120.510879, 121.511090, 122.511285, 123.510909, 124.510550, 125.510748, 126.510932, 127.510578, 128.510241, 129.510426, 130.510599, 131.510267, 132.509949, 133.510123, 134.510286, 135.509973, 136.509673, 137.509838, 138.509992, 139.509696, 140.509412, 141.509568, 142.509713, 143.509434, 144.509165, 145.509312, 146.509450, 147.509185, 148.508930,

n+0.5 for n = infinity [email protected]

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