# How do you write this expression in the standard form a + bi given (1 - i)^5?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 21, 2016

Use the **Binomial expansion** ...

#### Explanation:

Since any exponent on the first term of 1 is simply 1, we can ignore that term.

Pay attention to the **second term** **Binomial expansion** plus use the **Pascal triangle** coefficients:

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