Two Congruences Involving 4-cores

Michael Hirschhorn, James A. Sellers

Abstract


The goal of this paper is to prove two new congruences involving 4–cores using elementary techniques; namely, if $a_4(n)$ denotes the number of 4–cores of $n$, then $a_4(9n+2)\equiv 0$ (mod 2) and $a_4(9n+8)\equiv 0$ (mod 4).


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