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Length of Pascal's Triangle


Date: 6/13/96 at 9:54:36
From: dhautree
Subject: Length of Pascal's Triangle

How long was Pascal's Triangle?


Date: 6/14/96 at 9:56:15
From: Doctor Patrick
Subject: Re: Length of Pascal's Triangle

Hi!  One of the really cool things about Pascal's triangle is that it 
goes on forever. Each new row is found by adding up values from the 
row above it, so given one row of numbers you can always do the 
addition and find another row from the values you already know.  Since 
numbers are infinite, you will never get to a point where you will run 
out of numbers, or reach a number to high that you won't be able to 
add the numbers together (although it may get very hard).  Therefore, 
you will always be able to find the next row.

Hope this helps,

-Doctor Patrick,  The Math Forum
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