The square of the difference of n and 2, increased by twice n The difference of n and 2: n - 2 The square of the difference of n and 2 means we raise (n - 2) to the 2nd power: (n - 2)^2 Twice n means we multiply n by 2: 2n The square of the difference of n and 2, increased by twice n (n - 2)^2 + 2n