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The binomial **theorem** provides a simple method for determining the coefficients of each term in the expansion of a binomial with the general equation (A + B) ^{n}. Developed by **Isaac Newton**, this theorem has been used extensively in the area of probability and **statistics**. The main argument in this theorem is the use of the combination formula to calculate the desired coefficients.

The question of expanding an equation with two unknown variables called a binomial was posed early in the **history of mathematics**. One solution, known as **Pascal's Triangle**, was determined in China as early as the thirteenth century by the mathematician Yang Hui. His solution was independently discovered in Europe 300 years later by **Blaise Pascal** whose name has been permanently associated with it since. The binomial theorem, a simpler and more efficient solution to the problem, was first suggested by Isaac Newton. He developed the...

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