 Quandaries and Queries the level of the question: College Algebra who is asking the question: (student) How do I figure this problem out,or how do I translated? How do I work it out, or translate it? C is 10 more then the square of the quotient of the sum of x and y , and the product of x and y. Which equation expresses this relationship? ```A. C=(x+y +10)^2 ___ xy B. C=(x+y)^2 + 10 ___ xy C. C=(xy)^2+10 ___ x+y D. C=(x+y)^2 + 10 ____ xy ``` Hi Carolina, Actually I don't think that any of the choices is correct. Lets analyze the statement C is 10 more then the square of the quotient of the sum of x and y , and the product of x and y. It says C is 10 more than something. This C = something + 10 Options B., C, and D. are of this form but A. is not. Thus A. is not correct. Look ath the statement again C is 10 more then the square of the quotient of the sum of x and y , and the product of x and y. I know that the sum of x and y and the product of x and y both go with the quotient since the quotient takes two parameters. (We know that the quotient of 4 and 3 is 4/3 but the quotient of 4 makes no sense.) Thus the quotient of the sum of x and y , and the product of x and y is  x + y/xy and hence C. is not correct. The statement now reads C = the square of ( x + y/xy) + 10 which is C = ( x + y/xy)2 + 10 Cheers, Penny Go to Math Central