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### An identity involving polylogarithms

Recall that $$\mathrm{Li}_2(x):=\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{x^n}{n^2}.$$ I have found the following identity: \begin{equation}\begin{aligned}&\mathrm{Li}_2\left(\frac{-1-\sqrt{-7}}4\right)+\mathrm{Li}...
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### "Convolving" a general Catalan with classical Catalan

Consider what is sometimes known as generalized Catalan sequence $$\mathcal{{\color{red}C}}_{a,b}:=\frac{2b+1}{a+b+1}\binom{2a}{a+b}.$$ Observe that $\mathcal{{\color{red}C}}_{n,0}$ reduces to the ...
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### Evaluations of three series involving binomial coefficients

Question. How to prove the following three identities? \begin{align}\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac1{k(-2)^k\binom{2k}k}\left(\frac1{k+1}+\ldots+\frac1{2k}\right)=\frac{\log^22}3-\frac{\pi^2}{36},\tag{1} \end{...
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### Is there a combinatorial reason for variable-independence of this binomial-coefficient identity?

Consider the following identity $$\sum_{n=0}^{R-t}\binom{n+\ell}n\binom{R-\ell-n}{R-t-n}=\binom{R+1}{t+1}.\tag1$$ It is relatively easy to give an algebraic or mechanical proof of (1). But, I like to ...
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### Reference for permanent integral identity

$\DeclareMathOperator\perm{perm}\DeclareMathOperator\diag{diag}$Using MacMahon's master theorem, the properties of complex gaussian integrals, and Cauchy's integral theorem one can show that the ...
### Two curious series for $1/\pi$
On Jan. 18, 2012 I conjectured that for any prime $p>3$ we have $$R_p^2\equiv\frac1{10}\left(512\left(\frac{10}p\right)-27\left(\frac{-15}p\right)-475\right)\pmod p,$$ where $(\frac{\cdot}p)$ ...