Pascal’s triangle, not just a stack of numbers

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

You know the thing. It’s the triangle of numbers that you learned about in high school. Each number in a row is the sum of the two numbers above it in the previous row. Of course, as explained in the video below, there’s more to it than that. SECRETS REVEALED.

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