College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.1 - Real Numbers - R.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 16: 43



Work Step by Step

The sum involves addition, so "the sum of $x$ and $2$" means $x+2$. The product involves the operation of multiplication, so "the product of 3 and 4" means $3(4)$. In the statement "The sum of x and 2 is the product of 3 and 4", the word "is" means the two quantities are equal. Thus, the given statement means: $x+2=3(4)$
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