# How do you translate the following into algebraic expressions: x plus y squared?

1. If we assume that the word "squared" refers to term $y$ only then the expression would be: $x + {y}^{2}$
2. If we assume that the word "squared" refers to the whole preceeding expression "x plus y" then the algebraic expression is: ${\left(x + y\right)}^{2}$