Date: Apr 3, 2013 11:49 PM
Author: Ken.Pledger@vuw.ac.nz
Subject: Re: Binomial where a=1?
In article <741da947a07ad28bd260dc8dcfe67e8b@remailer.paranoici.org>,

Anonymous <nobody@remailer.paranoici.org> wrote:

> Is there a special name for a binomial where a=1:

>

> (a+b)^n = (1+b)^n ?

>

> Something like "uninomial", "unomial" or "anomial"?

It seems not. I've looked up a few old-fashioned algebra books which

might have used such a name. Hall & Knight "Elementary Algebra for

Schools," 7th edition (1897), p.332, just says:

"The expansion of a binomial may always be made to depend upon the case

in which the first term is unity; thus

(x + y)^n = (x(1 + y/x))^n = (x^n)((1 + z)^n), where z = y/x."

That's the sort of thing I remember seeing in other old algebra books

as well.

Ken Pledger.