# Can you apply the zero product property in the problem #(x+6)+(3x-1)=0#?

##### 1 Answer

May 30, 2018

No.

#### Explanation:

No,

If these terms in the parenthesis were being multiplied then the "zero product property" would apply but they are being added so it does not.

simplify by combining like terms:

Now the "zero product property" does not apply to solve for