Why did Blaise Pascal invent the Pascal triangle?

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    maisaaposted 7 years ago

    Why did Blaise Pascal invent the Pascal triangle?

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    nauticarickyposted 7 years ago

    The Pascal Triangle was not invented by Pascal per say; tons of mathematicians before him had studied it. He just happened to be the one that got the most results out of it. The Pascal Triangle is a very natural table of the binomial coefficients, and it can be found quite easily when you are looking at the right things. So I guess you can say that the reason it was invented is was because it just happens to pop up when looking at binomial coefficients. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal's_triangle

 
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