## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$x+2=3(4)$
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: $x+2=3(4)$