# Find and correct the errors in the statement : (a + 4)(a + 2) = a^{2} + 8

**Solution:**

An equation is a mathematical statement with an 'equal to' symbol between two algebraic expressions that have equal values.

Given,

(a + 4)(a + 2) = a^{2} + 8

Solving LHS we get,

(a + 4)(a + 2)

= (a × a) + (2 × a) + (4 × a) + (4 × 2)

= (a)^{2 }+ a(4 + 2) + (4 × 2)

= a^{2} + 6a + 8

But RHS is given as a^{2} + 8

Thus, L.H.S ≠ R.H.S

The correct statement is (a + 4)(a + 2) = a^{2} + 6a + 8

**Video Solution:**

## Find and correct the errors in the statement : (a + 4)(a + 2) = a² + 8

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**Summary:**

Find and correct the errors in the statement : (a + 4)(a + 2) = a^{2} + 8. The correct statement is (a + 4)(a + 2) = a^{2} + 6a + 8