# Generalized Binomial Formula

1. Nov 2, 2008

### toni

I stuck at the second "="...i know it goes like this because the formula...i just someone explain to me why it works like that.

thank you soooo much!

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2. Nov 2, 2008

### HallsofIvy

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What is the definition of
$$\left(\begin{array}{c} x \\ n \end{array}\right)$$
when x is not an integer?

If you cannot answer that, can you say what
$$\left(\begin{array}{c} m \\ n \end{array}\right)$$
means when m and n are integers? What do you get if you replace the "m" with "x"?

3. Nov 2, 2008

### toni

this is what i've done...still far from the destination

Sum(0 to infinity) (-1)^n [(1)(3)...(2n-1) x^(n+1/2) / (2n)!]

donno how to transform x^(n+1/2) to x^(n)?...thank you for your help!

4. Nov 3, 2008

### gabbagabbahey

where did the n+1/2 come from???