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## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Coefficients

Give the coefficient of in the product

.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

While this problem can be answered by multiplying the three binomials, it is not necessary. There are three ways to multiply one term from each binomial such that two terms and one constant are multiplied; find the three products and add them, as follows:

Add: .

The correct response is .

### Example Question #2 : How To Find The Value Of The Coefficient

Give the coefficient of in the product

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

While this problem can be answered by multiplying the three binomials, it is not necessary. There are three ways to multiply one term from each binomial such that two terms and one constant are multiplied; find the three products and add them, as follows:

Add:

The correct response is .

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Value Of The Coefficient

Give the coefficient of in the binomial expansion of .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

If the expression is expanded, then by the binomial theorem, the term is

or, equivalently, the coefficient of is

Therefore, the coefficient can be determined by setting

:

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Value Of The Coefficient

Give the coefficient of in the binomial expansion of .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

If the expression is expanded, then by the binomial theorem, the term is

or, equivalently, the coefficient of is

Therefore, the coefficient can be determined by setting

:

### Example Question #5 : How To Find The Value Of The Coefficient

Give the coefficient of in the binomial expansion of .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

If the expression is expanded, then by the binomial theorem, the term is

or, equivalently, the coefficient of is

Therefore, the coefficient can be determined by setting

### Example Question #6 : How To Find The Value Of The Coefficient

Give the coefficient of in the product

.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

While this problem can be answered by multiplying the three binomials, it is not necessary. There are three ways to multiply one term from each binomial such that two terms and one constant are multiplied; find the three products and add them, as follows:

Add:

The correct response is -122.

### Example Question #7 : How To Find The Value Of The Coefficient

What is the value of the coefficient of ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to determine the coefficient, we will need to fully simplify this expression.

The numerator of the first term shares an variable, which can be divided.

Subtract this expression with .

The coefficient is the number in front of . The coefficient is .

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