# Find the 4th term in the expansion of  $(x-2y)^{12}$.

P Pankaj Sanodiya

As we know that the general  $(r+1)^{th}$ term  $T_{r+1}$ in the binomial expansion of  $(a+b)^n$  is given by

$T_{r+1}=^nC_ra^{n-r}b^r$

So the $4^{th}$ term of the expansion of $(x-2y)^{12}$ is

$\\\Rightarrow T_4= T_{3+1}\\=^{12}C_3(x)^{12-3}(-2y)^3\\=(-2)^3\times^{12}C_3x^{9}y^3\\=-8\times\frac{12!}{3!9!}x^{9}y^3$

$\\=-8\times \frac{12\times11\times10}{3\times2}\times x^9y^3\\=-8\times220\times x^9y^3 \\=-1760x^9y^3$.

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