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Mathletes Set Guinness World Record For Largest Human Pascal's Triangle

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST PASCALS TRIANGLE
244 middle school Mathletes and other MATHCOUNTS students, 61 coaches and 20 advisors set the Guinness World Record for the largest human-constructed Pascal’s Triangle. | MATHCOUNTS

WASHINGTON -- When 244 Mathletes get together, records are set. Really difficult, cool-looking records that involve matching t-shirts and complex math.

Following the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C., 244 Matheletes from all 50 states were joined by 61 coaches and 20 advisors to arrange themselves in the order of the first 25 rows of Pascal's triangle.

Pascal's triangle is a table of binomial coefficients. Each number in the triangle is the sum of the two numbers directly above it. For example, if 1 and 2 are above a triangle, the number in that triangle would be 3.

The very smart kids were able to form the triangle in a record-setting 6 minutes, 16 seconds, 5.7 tenth of a second.

Watch the record setting, math-tastic world record video!

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