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hi i don’t know how to do this question please can someone help, thanks!

Date Posted: 5 months ago
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Eric Nicholas K
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Method 1 is to use general formula.

Method 2, which I will not write here, is plain expansion from the first term all the way until you obtain the a^4 b^4.
5 months ago
Thank you! I was kind of doubting if it was term 4 or term 5. Thanks for clearing it up!
Eric Nicholas K
Eric Nicholas K
5 months ago
It would be the fifth term in this case. In the expansion of (something)^8, there will be a total of 9 terms (powers 0 to 8).

The middle term a^4 times b^4 will be nicely the middle of the 9-term expansion, which will be the fifth term.