# How do you solve #5x^2 - 125 = 0#?

##### 2 Answers

Start by factorizing.

#### Explanation:

Start by factorizing

then you can divide both sides by 5 and since

rearrange so that 25 is on the right hand side

#### Explanation:

To make progress, an attempt should be made to have just

By inspection, both

So, dividing both sides of the equation by

implies

that is

Now

that is

You will recognise

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