Bunuel This problem seemed so straight forward and simple that I thought it was too good to be true. So since we are solving for the product of "r" and "t", we really only need to find that product in our statements. In statement 1, since "s" and the extra "r" are factored out from both sides, we get the product of "r" and "t"- and it doesn't matter what their exact values are because it answers the question: is rt=14. Same concept with statement 2 except there is no "s" or extra "r" to worry about. Am I thinking of this question correctly? Thanks!