how would you expand (a^x+b)^y?

sorry if this is in wrong place but i wasnt sure where to put it.

thanks for any help.

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- Dec 10th 2008, 08:44 AMhmmmmexpansion
how would you expand (a^x+b)^y?

sorry if this is in wrong place but i wasnt sure where to put it.

thanks for any help. - Dec 10th 2008, 08:49 AMJhevon
look up binomial expansion

$\displaystyle (x + y)^n = \sum_{k = 0}^{n} {n \choose k}x^{n - k}y^k$ - Dec 10th 2008, 08:53 AMhmmmmthanks
thanks very much but what happens if the x has a power that isnt 1?

- Dec 10th 2008, 12:36 PMJhevon