# How do you write a verbal phrase for each algebraic expression: ab+2?

Jan 31, 2018

a is a quantity
b is some other quantity
ab thus represent the product of two different quantities.
+ indicates addition or in excess of.
+2 indicates 2 more than.
Thus LHS is the product of two quantities exceeded by 2

Jan 31, 2018

$2$ more than the product of two numbers, $a \mathmr{and} b$

#### Explanation:

There are two terms.

The first is the product (multiplication) of two values represented by $a \mathmr{and} b$.

$2$ is then added to that answer.

In words we could state this as:

$2$ more than the product of two numbers, $a \mathmr{and} b$