Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.1 - Numerical and Algebraic Expressions - Concept Quiz 1.1: 1

Answer

False.

Work Step by Step

The expression $ab$ does not indicate the sum of $a$ and $b$. When two numbers are next to each other with no separation, this is indicative of multiplication, not addition. Therefore, $ab$ is the product of $a$ and $b$.
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