Which of the following represents the statement, “The function of x is three times 4 more than the square of x”?



This is a translation problem. “The function of x” translates to f(x). “Is” translates to =. “Three times” translates to 3( ), with whatever follows filling in the parenthesis. What follows translates to “four more than,” so fill this is to get 3( + 4), with whatever follows filling in before the plus sign. Finally, what follows is “the square of x,” which translates to \(x^{2}\). Therefore, the entire function translates to \(f(x)=3\left(x^{2}+4\right)\)

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