Posted by **jannette** on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 8:55pm.

Write an expression for the sum of the squares of two consecutive integers. (Use x for the integer.)

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Simplify that expression.

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 8:56pm
Sum=n^2+(n+1)^2 which can be simplified.

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**jannette**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 8:58pm
how do you simplify? thank you bobpursley

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 9:01pm
expand (n+1)^2, then add the first n^2

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