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Help requested understanding Erdos's proof of Sylvester's theorem that, if n >= 2k, n choose k has a prime divisor > k
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Help requested understanding Erdos's proof of Sylvester's theorem that, if n >= 2k, n choose k has a prime divisor > k
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Apr 21, 2014 5:01 AM


I'm stuck on a proof of Sylvester's theorem that, if n >= 2k, n choose k has a prime divisor > k.
The proof is available from the URL: http://profs.sci.univr.it/~bellin/philsci/Erdos.pdf
I don't follow why the claim (3) on page 285 holds, although I follow everything up to that.
Alternatively, if anyone can refer me to a free online proof of the same result, that would also be of great interest.
Thank You,
Paul Epstein



