# How do you write a verbal expression for the algebraic expression: 2b^2?

May 23, 2016

The answer could be for example: $2$ times $b$ squared.

#### Explanation:

To describe such mathematical expression you have to look for the correct names of all actions present in it. This expression consists of:

• multiplying by $2$ which can be expressed as: "$2$ times"

• raising to the second power which is called "squaring a number"

So together you get the answer: "2 times $b$ squared"