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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2005 (2005), Issue 4, Pages 507-522

Log-balanced combinatorial sequences

1Department of Informatics and Mathematics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska 25, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
2Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, Texas TX 77551, USA

Received 25 July 2004; Revised 9 December 2004

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We consider log-convex sequences that satisfy an additional constraint imposed on their rate of growth. We call such sequences log-balanced. It is shown that all such sequences satisfy a pair of double inequalities. Sufficient conditions for log-balancedness are given for the case when the sequence satisfies a two- (or more-) term linear recurrence. It is shown that many combinatorially interesting sequences belong to this class, and, as a consequence, that the above-mentioned double inequalities are valid for all of them.