Megan N. answered • 4d

Bachelor’s Degree Graduate with English & Education Course Experience

The term “product” refers to the act of multiplying. The letter M represents Mabel’s age. When it says the “product of 8 and Mabel’s age”, it is saying that Mabel’s age needs to be multiplied by 8. This can be represented by “8M”.

The phrase “one less than” refers to subtracting one. So “one less than the product of 8 and Mabel’s age” can be written as: **8M- 1**.