# SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 671: Answer and Explanation

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**Question: 671**

**11.** Which of the following statements expresses the fact that the product of two numbers, *a* and *b*, is 6 greater than their sum?

- A.
*ab*+ 6 >*a*+*b* - B.
*ab*=*a*+*b*+ 6 - C.
*ab*+ 6 =*a*+*b* - D.
*ab*>*a*+*b*+ 6

**Correct Answer:** B

**Explanation:**

**B**

**Algebra (translating quantitative information) MEDIUM**

This question tests your ability to translate words into algebraic expressions. Systematically translate the sentence phrase by phrase.

*The product of two numbers, a and b is 6 greater than their sum*.

Translation:

*ab* = 6 + *a* + *b*

Use commutative law of equality on right side:

*ab* = *a* + *b* + 6