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    im confused when they ask to find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x of the binomial expansion of (2+x)^6

    do i include the first term if its not x or include the 4th term?. second term i worked out is 192x and 3rd term is 240x^2.
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    You include the first, constant term, as it's technically still a power of x (x^0).
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    ok so its 64 + 192x +240x^2. thanks for clearing that up
 
 
 
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