# Objectives: Assignment To use the Binomial Binomial Theorem ```Objectives:
1. To use the Binomial
Theorem and
Pascal’s Triangle to
expand powers of
binomials
Assignment
• Binomial Theorem
Supplement
Let’s say that you wanted to find (1 + x)5.
You could expand it out and then use the
1  x  1  x 1  x 1  x 1  x 1  x  = Headache
5
Or you could take a shortcut, which involves
something called the Binomial Theorem.
1. Notice that
 x  y  1
the
1
 x  y  x  y
expansion of
2
 x  y   x2  2 xy  y 2
a binomial is
3
symmetrical.
 x  y   x3  3x2 y  3xy 2  y3
2. There is one
4
4
3
2
2
3
4
 x  y   x  4 x y  6 x y  4 xy  y
more term
than the
power.
0
3. The sum of
 x  y  1
1
the powers
 x  y  x  y
of each term
2
2
2
 x  y   x  2 xy  y
is
the
power
3
 x  y   x3  3x2 y  3xy 2  y3
of the
4
binomial.
 x  y   x4  4 x3 y  6 x2 y 2  4 xy3  y 4
0
3+1=4
2+2=4
1+3=4
4. As the power
 x  y  1
1
of x
 x  y  x  y
decreases by
2
2
2
 x  y   x  2 xy  y
one,
the
3
 x  y   x3  3x2 y  3xy 2  y3
power of y
4
increases by
 x  y   x4  4 x3 y  6 x2 y 2  4 xy3  y 4
one.
0
The question is, how do we get those symmetrical,
binomial coefficients? Blaise has our answer.
• 1623-1662
• Also known as “Snake
Eyes” (Not really)
• Father of Probability
Theory
• Came up with an easy
way to find binomial
coefficients
(Pascal: Avid stamp collector)
Each row will begin and end with the number 1.
Power
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Binomial Coefficients
Each row will begin and end with the number 1.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
Each row will begin and end with the number 1.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
Each row will begin and end with the number 1.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
Each row will begin and end with the number 1.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
To get the numbers between the ones, add the two numbers directly
above them.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
To get the numbers between the ones, add the two numbers directly
above them.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
2
1
To get the numbers between the ones, add the two numbers directly
above them.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
To get the numbers between the ones, add the two numbers directly
above them.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
To get the numbers between the ones, add the two numbers directly
above them.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
1
1
To get the numbers between the ones, add the two numbers directly
above them.
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
1
1
Can you finish the triangle without clicking ahead?
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
1
3
1
Can you finish the triangle without clicking ahead?
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
4
1
3
6
1
4
1
Can you finish the triangle without clicking ahead?
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
4
5
1
1
3
6
10
1
4
10
1
5
1
Can you finish the triangle without clicking ahead?
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
3
6
10
15
1
1
4
10
20
1
5
15
1
6
1
The triangle, of course, would not stop at the 7th power. It would continue forever, or
Power
Binomial Coefficients
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
7
2
3
4
5
6
1
3
6
10
15
21
1
4
10
20
35
1
1
5
15
35
1
6
21
1
7
1
This is how you use it to expand binomials:
Expand (x + 5)4.
1
 x  5 
4
4
6
4
1
(1)x 4 (4) x3 (5) (6) x 2 (52 ) (4) x(53 ) (1)(54 )
x4
20x 3
150x 2
500x
625
When you expand a difference instead of a sum,
the signs alternate, starting with +.
0
x

y

 1
1
x

y

  x y
2
x

y

  x2  2 xy  y 2
3
x

y

  x3  3x2 y  3xy 2  y3
4
x

y

  x4  4 x3 y  6 x2 y 2  4 xy3  y 4
Expand (x – 2)5.
5
x

2

 
1
5
10
10
5
1
(1)x 5 (5) x 4 (2) (10) x3 (22 ) (10) x 2 (23 ) (5) x(24 ) (1)(25 )
x5
10x 4
40x 3
80x 2
80x
32
Expand (2x – 3)3.
1
 2 x  3 
3
3
3
1
(1)(2 x)3 (3)(2 x)2 (3) (3)(2 x)(32 ) (1)(33 )
8x3
36x 2
54x
27
Objectives:
1. To use the Binomial
Theorem and
Pascal’s Triangle to
expand powers of
binomials
Assignment
• Homework
Supplement
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