# How do you express the phrase "Five more than the product of 7 and a" as an algebraic expression?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

The word product refers to multiplication, so the product of 7 and a is

Five more would mean addition of 5 to the value.

#### Explanation:

We need to break down the phrase into its math parts.

We start with:

#"Five more than the product of 7 andÂ "a#

"Five" means the number 5.

So "Five more than" means "5 added to something".

That something must be what's left: "the product of 7 and

So, we are taking the product of 7 and

Our phrase is now:

#["the product of 7 andÂ "a]" " + 5 #

In math, the word "product" means "the result of multiplying." To get a product, we need (at least) two things to multiply together.

The remaining part of our phrase tells us what to multiply together: 7 and

In math, "the product of 7 and

Our phrase is now:

#[7 xx a] + 5 #

We can clean this up a bit by using

#7a+5#

Let's double check. This math phrase should mean the same as "five more than the product of 7 and

So yes,