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Topic: Binomial where a=1?
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David Bernier

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Re: Binomial where a=1?
Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:40 PM
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On 04/03/2013 06:50 PM, Bart Goddard wrote:
> Anonymous <nobody@remailer.paranoici.org> wrote in
> news:741da947a07ad28bd260dc8dcfe67e8b@remailer.paranoici.org:

>> Is there a special name for a binomial where a=1:
>> (a+b)^n = (1+b)^n ?
>> Something like "uninomial", "unomial" or "anomial"?

> "Geometric series."

(1+b)^n = sum_{k=0 ... n} C(n, k) b^k ;

so, I think we still have the binomial coefficients in the
expansion, and don't see that it's a genuine geometric series
on the right hand side ...

David Bernier

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