How do you translate # x plus y squared # into a algebraic expression?

1 Answer
Aug 27, 2017

Answer:

Either: #x+y^2# or #(x+y)^2#

Explanation:

From the question as written it is not clear whether we are being to express "x plus y squared" or "the sum of x + y, squared"

(i) "x plus y squared" would be expressed as #x+y^2#

(ii) "the sum of x + y, squared" would be expressed as #(x+y)^2#

I hope this makes sense to you.