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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2004 (2004), Issue 25, Pages 1329-1341

Counting occurrences of 132 in an even permutation

Department of Mathematics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg 41296, Sweden

Received 9 April 2003

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We study the generating function for the number of even (or odd) permutations on n letters containing exactly r0 occurrences of a 132 pattern. It is shown that finding this function for a given r amounts to a routine check of all permutations in 𝔖2r.