# What is algebraic expression for the verbal expression 2 less than the product of m and n?

$\left(m \times n\right) - 2$
A product is the result of multiplication, in this case "the product of $m$ and $n$" means $\left(m \times n\right)$.
"Two less than the product" refers to subtraction, in this case the subtraction of $2$ from $\left(m \times n\right)$.