binomial theorem

noun

Definition of binomial theorem

: a theorem that specifies the expansion of a binomial of the form {latex}(x + y)^n = \sum\limits_{k = 0}^{n}{\frac{n!}{(n - k)!k!}}{x^{(n - k)}}{y^{k}}{/latex}

First Known Use of binomial theorem

1704, in the meaning defined above

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“Binomial theorem.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binomial%20theorem. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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