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Some of the hardest questions to answer in math are the simplest to state. For example “when does a sequence of numbers $a_1, a_2, a_3, \ldots$ have the property that $a_{i}^2 \geq a_{i-1}a_{i+1}?” A sequence having this property is called “log-concave”. To get familiar with log-concavity, let’s consider the most famous log-concave sequence: the sequence found by specifying a row of Pascal’s triangle

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