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Divisibility properties of the $ q$-tangent numbers

Authors: George E. Andrews and Ira Gessel
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 68 (1978), 380-384
MSC: Primary 05A15
MathSciNet review: 0462960
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Abstract: The q-tangent number $ {T_{2n + 1}}(q)$ is shown to be divisible by $ (1 + q)(1 + {q^2}) \cdots (1 + {q^n})$. Related divisibility questions are discussed.

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