# How do you write the mathematical expression for "3 less than the Square of a number p"?

##### 1 Answer

May 1, 2016

#### Explanation:

We are told that the number being referred to is called

The square of the number is

3 less than this means subtract 3 from

Hence

Note that the following would mean something completely different:

The square of 3 less than

This would be written as: