Pascal's triangle

noun
Pas·​cal's triangle | \ pa-ˈskalz- How to pronounce Pascal's triangle (audio) , pä-ˈskälz- \

Definition of Pascal's triangle

: a system of numbers arranged in rows resembling a triangle with each row consisting of the coefficients in the expansion of (a + b)n for n = 0, 1, 2, 3,  …

First Known Use of Pascal's triangle

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Pascal's triangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pascal%27s%20triangle. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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