How do you translate "3 less than the Square of a number p" as an algebraic expression?

1 Answer
Mar 27, 2018

Answer:

# p^2-3#

Explanation:

We need to translate the following statement as an algebraic expression :-

"3 less than the Square of a number p"

The first step is to take the number:-

# color(blue)(p)#

The second step is to square it:-

#color(blue)(p^2)#

The third step is to subtract #3# from it:-

#color(blue)(p^2-3)#

#:.# The required algebraic expression is:-

#color(blue)(p^2-3)#