# Given any two numbers, how do you represent 8 less than half the product of the two numbers?

Mar 24, 2017

Suppose the two numbers are $a$ and $b$

8 less than half the product of the two numbers is:

$\frac{a b}{2} - 8$

#### Explanation:

Suppose the two numbers are $a$ and $b$

The product of the two numbers is:

$a b$

Half the product of the two numbers is:

$\frac{a b}{2}$

8 less than half the product of the two numbers is:

$\frac{a b}{2} - 8$