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Blasť Pacal was born in France in 1623. He was a child prodigy and was
fascinated by mathematics. When Pascal was 19 he invented the first calculating
machine that actually worked. Many other people had tried to do the same but did not
succeed. One of the topics that deeply interested him was the likelihood of an event
happening (probability). This interest came to Pascal from a gambler who asked him
to help him make a better guess so he could make an educated guess. In the coarse of
his investigations he produced a triangular pattern that is named after him. The pattern
was known at least three hundred years before Pascal had discover it. The Chinese
were the first to discover it but it was fully developed by Pascal (Ladja , 2).
Pascal's triangle is a triangluar arrangement of rows. Each row except the first
row begins and ends with the number 1 written diagonally. The first row only has one
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