Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 10 - Test - Page 1127: 17


$ x^{10}-5x^8+10x^6-10x^4+5x^2-1$

Work Step by Step

We will apply the Binomial Theorem or Binomial expansion as follows: $(x+y)^n= \dbinom{n}{0}x^ny^0+ \dbinom{n}{1}x^{n-1}y^1+........+ \dbinom{n}{n}x^0y^n $ $(x^2-1)^5=x^{10}-\dfrac{5!}{4! 1!}x^8+\dfrac{5!}{3! 1!}x^6-\dfrac{5!}{2! 3!}x^4+\dfrac{5!}{1! 4!}x^2-1$ $=x^{10}-5x^8+10x^6-10x^4+5x^2-1$
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