# How do you translate #7x − y^2# into words?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 7, 2016

seven times x minus y squared.

#### Explanation:

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'