Algebra 1

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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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