# Pascal triangle

#### MathematicalPhysicist

Gold Member
does pascal triangle use in this equation (a+b+c)^n i know it is used in (a+b)^n?

and how could you solve for m number of numbers to the power n?
(a+b+c+...+d)^n
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m numbers.

#### HallsofIvy

Homework Helper
No, Pascal's triangle give binomial coefficients.

What you need are "multinomial" coefficients.

The binomial coefficients are given by nCm= n!/(m!(n-m)!) because there are that many ways of arranging m x's and n-m y's to give the product xmyn-m.

The "trinomial" coefficient for xiyjzk would be (i+j+k)!/(i! j! k!)

If you have "m" numbers to the "n" power: (x1+ x2+...+xm)n then the "multi-nomial" coefficient for x1ixjj...xmk would be

(i+ j+ ...+ k)!/(i! j! ... k!).

Gold Member
thanks

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