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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Made a page about the Binomial Theorem

Critiques welcome.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsisFun;

Well done, would like to see you mention Sir Isaac Newton.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Ah yes,the general version. What would you suggest writing? It may need a whole page on its own.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsisFun;

Just a brief paragraph mentioning that Newton is credited with the discovery should do it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**soroban****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-09
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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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That is a cool trick.

It also applies to the C=6 term: C = 1*6/(0+1) = 6

So there must be a general rule for generating any row of Pascal's Triangle ...

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I have reworked the page, including more examples at the end.

Would appreciate your thoughts, guys: Binomial Theorem

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsisFun;

Nice derivation of the Taylor series for e at the bottom. Thanks for the page.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks bobby!

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Looks really spiffy!!!

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