How do you translate #b^2-3c^3# into a verbal expression?
"The square of b minus three times the cube of c"
(that makes it clear that it is
If it was this, for example:
it would be:
"The square of b minus the cube of the quantity three times c"
Furthermore, if one were to say:
"The square of b minus three times c, quantity cubed"
it could be confused as:
(which quantity was cubed?