How do you translate #7x − y^2# into words?
seven times x minus y squared.
in any algebraic expression the value in front of the variable , called the coefficient , multiplies the variable. So here 7 is multiplying x.
When a number is being multiplied by itself say
We say the number is being 'squared' and write it
The same applies to variables and so
Usually just ' seven x minus y squared'