Hello. You might find this too noobish but pls help me. My "analysis" is very poor, since English is not my native language and i can hardly speak in english! Can you please help me translate these word phrases into algebraic symbols? *the odd integer consecutive to and less than the odd integer n What's the difference between these two "word phrases" *the square of the sum x and y subtracted from 5 is 12 *the square of the sum x and y, subtracted from 5 is 12 ???? And how about "the squares of the reciprocal of the sum of x and y is 15"??? The word "squares" kinda confused me. Is it really plural??? or singular?