It is shown that Ramanujan could have proved a special case of his conjecture that his tau function is multiplicative without any recourse to modularity results.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.4169/amer.math.monthly.122.01.30
Journal American Mathematical Monthly
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Williams, K.S. (2015). Historical remark on Ramanujan's tau function. American Mathematical Monthly, 122(1), 30–35. doi:10.4169/amer.math.monthly.122.01.30