# How do you write an expression for "the product of p and q"?

Dec 15, 2016

$p \times q = p q$

#### Explanation:

The key word to note is 'product'. A product is the answer to a multiplication operation.
The product of 3 and 4 means $3 \times 4 = 12$
12 is the product.

In this question we are working with algebra, but it means the same.
The product of $p \mathmr{and} q$ means $p \times q = p q$

The product is $p q$. This is an algebraic term which cannot be simplified further and cannot be evaluated unless you know the values for $p \mathmr{and} q$