# How do you translate the following statement "x plus y squared X + Y" into an algebraic expression?

Mar 29, 2016

Assuming that x, y, X and Y as given in the answer all four are distinct quantities. Simply start with the given expression

Leave the quantities as these are and start replacing the operators with their symbols.
In the given question

Plus is represented as symbol $+$
Any quantity which is squared is shown as raised to power 2 $\implies {\text{y}}^{2}$

$\text{x plus y squared X + Y}$
$\text{x" + "y"^2 "X" + "Y}$
This is your desired algebraic expression.