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Zero Product Property: Definition & Examples

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Which expression does NOT equal zero?

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1. Find the possible values of x in the equation x(x + 20) = 0.

2. What are the possible values of w in the equation w^2 = 15w?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These valuable tools will help you assess what you know about the zero product property. The questions on the interactive quiz and its printable counterpart will primarily focus on using this multiplicative property in a variety of practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these assessments is to increase your understanding of the zero product property by requiring you to:

  • Understand when an expression equals zero and when it does not
  • Find possible values of x or w in given equations
  • Find solutions to quadratic equations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combination will allow you to utilize the following academic skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the zero product property to identify expressions that equal zero
  • Problem solving - use knowledge of this property to find the correct potential values of variables when given an equation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to use the zero product property, and interpret it correctly.

Additional Learning

The accompanying math lesson, called Zero Product Property: Definition & Examples, has additional information on this useful property of multiplication including:

  • The definition of the zero product property
  • How to find values when zero is one side of an equation
  • Examples of how to use the zero product property to solve quadratic equations
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