# How do you find the fourth term of #(a+b)^8#?

##### 1 Answer

May 30, 2017

#### Explanation:

The structure of the terms in a binomial expansion follows:

We're being asked to find the 4th term of

Keep in mind that we start counting the terms from 0 (and so there are 9 terms in total with the exponent equal to 8). This means the 4th term up from 0 is 3 (0, 1, 2, 3) and from 8 is 5 (8, 7, 6, 5).