Binomial Expansion

Binomial expansion for positive integral indices [
1. Equation for binomial expansion if a. 
     

]

b. OR

i. Where

And

2. Properties of a binomial expansion if a. The expansion is a finite series with terms b. The sum of powers of and in each term is always c. The expansion is valid for all values of and d. The general term is 3. Tips for solving questions involving binomial expansion with positive integral indices a. If asked to find the term with , consider the general equation, and find the term th [ term] that has b. There is a term with provided ( is a natural (non-negative, whole number)). Else the coefficient of

Binomial expansion for non-positive/ non-integral indices [
1. Equation for binomial expansion if a. 


]

2. Properties of a binomial expansion if a. The expansion is called the Binomial Series and it s an infinite series b. To expand such a series, it must be in the form of c. The term with i. 

. I.e. It needs to start with 1.

cannot be used when

d. The expansion is only valid if 3. Useful shortcut expansions a. b.

Done by Nickolas TeoJia Ming, CG 12/11

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