# How do you write a verbal expression for the algebraic expression: #p^4 +6q #?

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#### Answer:

The sum of

#### Explanation:

A *verbal expression* of a *mathematical expression* consists of words rather than symbols to represent the various operations described.

For example, we say *"the sum of #a# and #b#"* when we are provided with

*or*#a + b#

*"the product of*#a# and #b# "when we see

We leave the operands like the numbers and symbols intact, not the operators like

For this question, we do the following:

1. *"the sum of #p^4# and #6q#"*.

2.

*"*#p# raised to the fourth power".

3.

*"*#6# times #q# "or

*"*#6# multiplied by #q# ".

After we have expanded all the operators, we can combine them to obtain the final expression:

*"The sum of #p# raised to the fourth power and #6# times #q#."*