Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133281140
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Chapter 9 - Quadratic Functions and Equations - 9-4 Factoring to Solve Quadratic Equations - Lesson Check: 7

Answer

You cannot extend the zero product property to nonzero products.

Work Step by Step

If ab=8, a or b could be 8, but there are other possible combinations that make the equation true where neither a nor b are equal to 8. For example, a=4 and b=2 is a possible solution. ab=(4)(2)=8
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