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    binomial methods

    hey guys, wondering how we find the greatest term and greatest coefficient in binomial expansion, using the general term

    and what is the general term in terms of n and k?

    for term independent of x, do we sub in 0 for x?

    thank you!!!!!!

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    Re: binomial methods

    General term for (x+a)^n : T_k= nCk X x^(n-k) X a^k
    To find independent term: let n-k=0. If x is to the power of 0, then the whole term is independent of x (i.e. a constant)
    Greatest Term: if T_(k+1) >= T_k, then k+1 yields the greatest term
    Greatest Co-efficient: if t_(k+1) >= t_k, then k+1 yields the greatest term [t_k is just the coefficient of T_k i.e. t_k= nCk X a^k]

    There will be a bit of manipulation and algebra required here and there when you are trying to find the independent term, greatest coefficient and greatest term.

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