# Expressing Roots of Quadratic Equations

If (x + 2)(x - 4) = 0 indicates that x + 2 = 0 or x - 4 = 0, explain why (x + 2)(x - 4) = 6 does not mean x + 2 = 6 or x - 4 = 6. Could we solve the equation using x + 2 = 3 and x - 4 = 2 because (3)(2) = 6?

© SolutionLibrary Inc. solutionlibary.com 9836dcf9d7 https://solutionlibrary.com/math/algebra/expressing-roots-of-quadratic-equations-3dgu