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F. Gomes Teixeira36 discussed the result due to Weill.26 De Presle36 proved that
(k+l)(k+2)...(k+hl)    .
- nw -    ger>
being the product of an evident integer by (hl)]/{ll(M)1}. E. Catalan37 noted that, if n is prime to 6,
H. W. Lloyd Tanner38 proved that
(X,!. . .A»!)'fo !)*
L. Gegenbauer stated and J. A. Gmeiner39 proved arithmetically that, if rt»Z3Iia,iO,-2. . .a,-., the product
is divisible by
n rite,!)'**1-"'*
y-l   ,-i
where w, A;, n, an, . • . . , ara are positive integers. This gives Hermite's29 result by taking r = s = 1 . The case m = fc = l,s = 2, is included in the result by Weill.26
Heine39" and A. Thue40 proved that a fraction, whose denominator is kl and whose numerator is a product of k consecutive terms of an arithmetical progression, can always be reduced until the new denominator contains only such primes as divide the difference of the progression [a part of Hermit e's29 result].
F. Rogel41 noted that, if P be the product of the primes between (p — 1)/2 and p+1, while n is any integer not divisible by the prime p,
(n-l)(n-2). ..(n-p + l)P/psO (mod P). S. Pincherle42 noted that, if n is a prime,
is divisible by n and, if x is not divisible by n, by n !.   If n = lip", P is divisible
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