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What is the coefficient of x in (x^4 + x^3 + x^2 + x + 1)^4?

 Dec 4, 2014

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I don't remember doing these before but

The only ways that you can get x  are

x*1*1*1      =1x

1*x*1*1      =1x     

1*1*x*1      =1x

1*1*1*x      =1x

Total = 4x

So I think that the coefficient is of x is 4

 Dec 4, 2014
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Best Answer

I don't remember doing these before but

The only ways that you can get x  are

x*1*1*1      =1x

1*x*1*1      =1x     

1*1*x*1      =1x

1*1*1*x      =1x

Total = 4x

So I think that the coefficient is of x is 4

Melody Dec 4, 2014

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