# Some formulas for Bell numbers

```@article{Komatsu2018SomeFF,
title={Some formulas for Bell numbers},
author={Takao Komatsu and Claudio Pita-Ruiz},
journal={Filomat},
year={2018},
volume={32},
pages={3881-3889}
}```
• Published 2018
• Mathematics
• Filomat
We give elementary proofs of three formulas involving Bell numbers, including a generalization of the Gould-Quaintance formula and a generalization of Spivey’s formula. We find variants for two of our formulas which involve some well-known sequences, among them the Fibonacci, Bernoulli and Euler numbers.
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