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

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