# How to Find the Product and Sum of Two (Or More) Numbers

Updated on October 4, 2019 Mark, a math enthusiast, loves writing tutorials for stumped students and those who need to brush up on their math skills.

If you are asked to work out the product of two or more numbers, then you need to multiply the numbers together. If you are asked to find the sum of two or more numbers, then you need to add the numbers together.

Below, we will work through several examples together.

## In a Nutshell

"Product" means multiply.

### What are the product and sum of 6 and 8?

• The product of 6 and 8 is 6 × 8 = 48
• The sum of 6 and 8 is 6 + 8 = 14

### What are the product and sum of 9 and 3?

Work out the product and sum of 9 and 3.

• The product of 9 and 3 is 9 × 3 = 27
• The sum of 9 and 3 is 9 + 3 = 12

### What are the product and sum of -7 and 9?

• The product of -7 and 9 is -7 × 9 = -63
• The sum of -7 and 9 is -7 + 9 = 2

### Write down two numbers that have a product of 42.

All you need to do is look for two numbers that multiply to give 42. There are several possible answers:

• 1 and 42
• 2 and 21
• 3 and 14
• 6 and 7
• -1 and -42
• -2 and -21
• -3 and -14
• -6 and -7

### What are the product and sum of 2, 4 and 9?

Work out the product of 2, 4 and 9.

The product means that you need to multiply the three numbers together.

2 × 4 × 9 = 72

The sum means that you need to add the three numbers together.

2 + 4 + 9 = 15

• Can you find two numbers which have a product of 12 and a sum of 7?

4 and 3 are a the answers.

4 multiplied by 3 is 12. 4 add 3 is 7.

• what is the sum and product of -5 and -12?

Sum means you need to add the numbers (-5 + -12 = -5 - 12 = -17).

Product means you need to multiply the numbers (-5 multiplied by -12 = 60).

• Can you find the two numbers which have the product of 12 and a sum of -7?

The two numbers you are looking for are -4 and -3.

This is because -4 times -3 is 12, and -4 + -3 is -7.