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On the Sum of the Reciprocals of the Fermat Numbers and Related Irrationalities

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 November 2018

Solomon W. Golomb*
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California Institute of Technology
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In (1), P. Erdös showed that the function

takes on irrational values whenever z = 1/t, t = 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , . . . . The method of proof uses Lambert's identity,

where d(n) is the number of divisors of n; and it is shown that

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Copyright © Canadian Mathematical Society 1963

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1. Erdös, P., On arithmetical properties of Lambert Series, J. Indian Math. Soc, 12 (1948), 6366.Google Scholar
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