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When (x-2)^17 is expanded, what is the coefficient of x^12? Be careful, don't forget about the -2.

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Solve for coefficient.
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When (x-2)^17 is expanded, what is the coefficient of x^12? Be careful, don't forget about the -2.

To do this problem, we need to use the binomial theorem. The binomial theorem states that

The n and k in parentheses is "n choose k" and is calculated as:

In this problem, y is -2 and n is 17, but we're going to ignore the value of y for ...

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The solution uses the binomial theorem to answer the question.

$2.19