JavaScript: Evaluate binomial coefficients

JavaScript Math: Exercise-20 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to evaluate binomial coefficients.

Binomial coefficient : According to Wikipedia - In mathematics, binomial coefficients are a family of positive integers that occur as coefficients in the binomial theorem. They are indexed by two nonnegative integers; the binomial coefficient indexed by n and k is usually written \tbinom nk. It is the coefficient of the x k term in the polynomial expansion of the binomial power (1 + x) n. Under suitable circumstances the value of the coefficient is given by the expression :

Binomial coefficients

Arranging binomial coefficients into rows for successive values of n, and in which k ranges from 0 to n, gives a triangular array called Pascal's triangle.

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Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

// Define a function named binomial that calculates the binomial coefficient "n choose k".
function binomial(n, k) {
    // Check if both n and k are of type number, if not, return false.
    if ((typeof n !== 'number') || (typeof k !== 'number')) 
        return false; 
    // Initialize the coefficient variable to 1.
    var coeff = 1;
    // Calculate the numerator of the binomial coefficient.
    for (var x = n - k + 1; x <= n; x++) coeff *= x;
    // Calculate the denominator of the binomial coefficient.
    for (x = 1; x <= k; x++) coeff /= x;
    // Return the calculated binomial coefficient.
    return coeff;

// Output the result of calculating the binomial coefficient "8 choose 3" to the console.
console.log(binomial(8, 3));
// Output the result of calculating the binomial coefficient "10 choose 2" to the console.
console.log(binomial(10, 2));




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