Section 8.5 The Binomial Theorem

Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

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Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Special products (Section P.3 , page 34)

  2. 2 Factorials (Section 8.1 , page 721)

  3. 3 Summation notation (Section 8.1 , page 722)

Objectives

  1. 1 Use Pascal’s Triangle to compute binomial coefficients.

  2. 2 Use Pascal’s Triangle to expand a binomial power.

  3. 3 Use the Binomial Theorem to expand a binomial power.

  4. 4 Find the coefficient of a term in a binomial expansion.

Blaise Pascal

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