# Given $K(\alpha)/K$ and $K(\beta)/K$ disjoint extensions with at least one of them odd degree then $K(\alpha,\beta)=K(\alpha\beta)$

I have problems with this exercise

Let be $K(\alpha)/K$ and $K(\beta)/K$ disjoint extensions with at least one of them odd degree. Prove that $\alpha\beta$ is a primitive element for the extension $K(\alpha,\beta)/K$.

Some of my ideas were

• Prove that $K(\alpha,\beta) \subset K(\alpha\beta)$ or that $K(\alpha) \subset K(\alpha\beta)$.

• Use that in this situation $K(\alpha)=K(\alpha^2)$.

• Tried to relate the irreducible polynomials from the extensions involved.

I didn't find anything useful. Can you help me?

Thank you in advance.

This is false - a counterexample is given by $\alpha = \sqrt{2}$, $\beta = \sqrt{3}$, $K = \mathbf Q$. The fields $\mathbf Q(\sqrt{2})$ and $\mathbf Q(\sqrt{3})$ intersect trivially (left as an exercise), are both of degree $3$ over $\mathbf Q$, but $\alpha \beta = \sqrt{6}$ is of degree $3$ over $\mathbf Q$, so is not a primitive element of the extension $\mathbf Q(\alpha, \beta)/\mathbf Q$, which is of degree $9$.