# How do you factor and solve #16x^2-40x+25=0#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

To factor, we first look to see if there is an immediate factor that is common to all terms. In this case, there is not.

Next, we look to find a pair of numbers that when multiplied will give

The

The factors of

The factors of

We need to select one pair from the top list and one pair from the bottom list. It is usually smart to start with the pairs that have two numbers close in value. So let's try

This one worked!

Hence, the factored form is:

Solving:

Please look below.

#### Explanation:

Using the quadratic formula

Hence: