Totally lost on this one, here is the question

Which term in the expansion of is the constant?

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- Jul 25th 2010, 02:05 PMnuckersfinding constant term of expansion using binomial theorem
Totally lost on this one, here is the question

Which term in the expansion of is the constant?

- Jul 25th 2010, 02:17 PMpickslides
In the expansion the term is given by your job is to apply this for

- Jul 25th 2010, 02:41 PMnuckers
- Jul 25th 2010, 02:47 PMPlato
The expansion looks like

So each individual term is .

What is the value of that give a constant term? - Jul 25th 2010, 02:59 PMnuckers
- Jul 25th 2010, 03:17 PMPlato
- Jul 25th 2010, 04:23 PMnuckers
- Jul 25th 2010, 05:44 PMmr fantastic
- Jul 25th 2010, 06:37 PMnuckers
- Jul 25th 2010, 08:18 PMSoroban
Hello, nuckers!

Quote:

Which term in the expansion of . is the constant?

The binomial expansion is:

. .

. . . . . .

The constant term is: .

- Jul 25th 2010, 08:29 PMnuckers
- Jul 26th 2010, 02:48 AMmr fantastic
- Jul 26th 2010, 03:33 AMArchie Meade
I think you meant the 6th term is the constant term free of x.

That corresponds to k=5 as the series starts at k=0.

Your original question seems to be only asking for the term number,

but it's safe to assume it's value is required, at least we learn more from evaluating it.