Does the equation y = (x – a)(x – b) intercept the x-axis at the point (2, 0)? - 12151

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Does the equation y = (x – a)(x – b) intercept the x-axis at the point (2, 0)?

(1) –8 –a = b

(2) ab = –16

  1.     Statement (1) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) by itself is not.
  2.     Statement (2) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) by itself is not.
  3.     Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question, even though NEITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient.
  4.     EITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question.
  5.     Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question, requiring more data pertaining to the problem.
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Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are sufficient to answe

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