# Thread: binomial theorem part 2

1. ## binomial theorem part 2

What is the general formula/how do you compute a expression of this format with the binomial theorem:

$
(x+y)^\frac{p}{r}
$

2. Originally Posted by polymerase
What is the general formula/how do you compute a expression of this format with the binomial theorem:

$
(x+y)^\frac{p}{r}
$
http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_series

3. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
huh? so...when u have fractions as powers in this case they are considered complex numbers?

4. $(1+x)^{1/2} = 1 + (1/2)x+\frac{(1/2)(1/2-1)}{2!}x^2+\frac{(1/2)(1/2-1)(1/2-2)}{3!}x^3+...$