# How do you write the phrase as an algebraic expression: 6 squared?

Apr 6, 2018

$36$ or ${6}^{2}$

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

$6$ squared means ${6}^{2}$.

Be careful! "Squared" or "to the power of two" does not mean times 2!

Instead, it means multiplying itself by itself.

Therefore, ${6}^{2} = 6 \cdot 6 = 36$

Hope this helps!

Apr 6, 2018

You would write ${6}^{2}$ because a square is a number to the exponent $2$.

The solution would be $36$ because a number to an exponent $n$ is equal to the number multiplied by itself $n$ times. Thus, ${6}^{2} = 6 \cdot 6 = 36$.