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A Simple Proof of the Quintuple Product Identity

L. Carlitz and M. V. Subbarao
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Mar., 1972), pp. 42-44
DOI: 10.2307/2038301
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2038301
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A Simple Proof of the Quintuple Product Identity
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Abstract

We show here that the important Watson-Gordon five product combinatorial identity can, in fact, be deduced as a very simple and natural corollary to the classical Jacobi triple product identity.

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