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

Aug 27, 2017

Either: $x + {y}^{2}$ or ${\left(x + y\right)}^{2}$

#### 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 ${\left(x + y\right)}^{2}$

I hope this makes sense to you.