# Eventually stable rational functions

```@article{Jones2016EventuallySR,
title={Eventually stable rational functions},
author={Rafe Jones and Alon Y. Levy},
journal={arXiv: Number Theory},
year={2016}
}```
• Published 2 March 2016
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• arXiv: Number Theory
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