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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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help:

I see you have graph paper.

You must be plotting something

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

By the binomial theorem or Pascals triangle

Now just substitute for a and b

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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thanks

I see you have graph paper.

You must be plotting something

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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what is the coefiicencient of

inI see you have graph paper.

You must be plotting something

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi cooljackiec

The term with c^3 will be

The term in (a+2b)^3 with ab^2 will be

So the coefficient you want will be:

Bob

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**noelevans****Member**- Registered: 2012-07-20
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Hey cooljackiec!

You might google "multinomial coefficients" and check out some of the sites to see how to easily

obtain the coefficient of the ab^2c^3 term in (a+2b+3c)^6. I'm guessing that that is where bobbym

got his answer.

Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional).

LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make.

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