# How do you write the phrase "12 less than the product of -3 and -6" as a mathematical expression?

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Jan 26, 2016

#### Explanation:

**"The product of"** means that there will be numbers enclosed within parentheses which need to be multiplied. So we get **"Twelve less than the product"** means 12 will be subtracted from the product. So we get