# How do you write the algebraic expression given: the product of 8 and z plus the product of 6.5 and y?

May 23, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, the "the product of" means to multiply. Therefore we can write "the product of $8$ and $z$" as:

$8 \times z$ or $8 \cdot z$ or what I will use $8 z$

We can also write "the product of $6.5$ and $y$" as"

$6.5 \times y$ or $6.5 \cdot y$ or $6.5 y$

Now, "plus" means to add so we can add these two products as:

$8 z + 6.5 y$