# Binomial

A sum or a difference of two algebraic expressions, said to be the terms of the binomial, e.g. $a+b$, $5x-y^2/(1+x^2)$, etc. For powers of a binomial, i.e. expressions of the type $(x+y)^n$, see Newton binomial.

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Binomial. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Binomial&oldid=31455