The Binomial Inequality

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The binomial inequality states that if are real numbers with the same sign and , then . In this Demonstration, you can compare the two sides of the inequality for various values of the numbers involved when .

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A common special case of this inequality occurs when the are all the same. If we call this common value , then the inequality reads . By checking the special case box on the left, you can view a plot of the two sides of this inequality and use the bottom slider to vary .

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Contributed by: Chris Boucher (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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