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    binomial theorem part 2

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

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(x+y)^\frac{p}{r}<br />
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    Quote Originally Posted by polymerase View Post
    What is the general formula/how do you compute a expression of this format with the binomial theorem:

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(x+y)^\frac{p}{r}<br />
    http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_series
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    huh? so...when u have fractions as powers in this case they are considered complex numbers?
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    (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+...
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