Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 14 - Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem - 14.4 The Binomial Theorem - 14.4 Exercise Set: 52

Answer

$b^6$

Work Step by Step

The $r+1$ th term in the binomial expansion of $(x+y)^n$ is: $\binom{n}{r}x^{n-r}y^r$ Here $x=a$ $y=-\sqrt{b}$, $n=12$: The 13th term. $r+1=13$ $r=12$ $\binom{12}{12}a^{12-12}(-\sqrt{b})^12=b^6$
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