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May 17th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #11
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Re: Binomial Theorem (probability)

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Hey, I'm looking at this code of yours:
\binom{5}{4}\(\frac{1}{2}\)^5=\frac{5}{32}

So the "binom" is automatically making a fraction and putting parenthesis around it right? (I got annoyed that my right parenthesis was a single-line instead of the double-height for a fraction, and had to go edit it to fix it.)

And you've got \'s in front of both the left and right parenthesis of the middle fraction. Is that doing the same thing as "\left" and "\right"???
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thank you, so much,,,, I just make sense....!! but I"m working on that crazy to make sure understand that deeply
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yes, \(\) is the same as \left(\right) "most" of the time. I always preview my post to make sure.

\binom{n}{r} doesn't make a fraction, it produces the binomial coefficient nCr(n,r) : (notice there is no bar).
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yes, \(\) is the same as \left(\right) "most" of the time. I always preview my post to make sure.
I couldn't make that work. Hmm, maybe I'll just stick with what I already know.

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\binom{n}{r} doesn't make a fraction, it produces the binomial coefficient nCr(n,r) : (notice there is no bar).
Sorry, I didn't mean a fraction - I just meant setting it top and bottom. Listen to what I'm meaning, not what I'm saying!
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thank you, so much,,,, I just make sense....!! but I"m working on that crazy to make sure understand that deeply
Read the article I posted a link to and your textbook, it will become obvious then. You will see the beautiful relationship between the binomial theorem and binomial probability...it is unavoidable.
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...Listen to what I'm meaning, not what I'm saying!
Got it!

You and my wife would be great friends, of this I am sure!!
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thank you, so much,,,, I just make sense....!! but I"m working on that crazy to make sure understand that deeply
Read the article I posted a link to and your textbook, it will become obvious then. You will see the beautiful relationship between the binomial theorem and binomial probability...it is unavoidable.

Thank you so much, Mr.MarkFL... You're my best teacher ever
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...You're my best teacher ever
Then pay particular attention to the posts of my teachers...aswoods and soroban.
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Then pay particular attention to the posts of my teachers...aswoods and soroban.
I'm not native speaker English.... SO, don't understand what soroban and aswoods mean
I'm Asian
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soroban and aswoods are members here that are particularly good at probability problems.
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