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June 20th, 2019, 12:28 PM  #1 
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How can we find the index 'n' of the binomial $\displaystyle \left ( \frac{x}{5}+\frac{2}{5} \right )^{n}$, $\displaystyle n\epsilon N$ if the 9th term of the expansion has numerically the greatest coefficient. Thx. 
June 20th, 2019, 01:59 PM  #2 
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The coefficients are $\binom{n}{k}$ for $0\le k\le n$. The maximum is in the middle. If $n$ is even then the max is at $\frac{n}{2}$. If $n$ is odd, it is max at a pair at $\frac{n1}{2}$ and $\frac{n+1}{2}$. You can work it out yourself. Be careful, $k$ starts at $0$. 
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