# How do you solve (f-16)(f-27)=0?

Feb 17, 2017

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#### Explanation:

To solve this problem you equate each term in parenthesis to $0$:

Solution 1)

$f - 16 = 0$

$f - 16 + \textcolor{red}{16} = 0 + \textcolor{red}{16}$

$f - 0 = 16$

$f = 16$

Solution 2)

$f - 27 = 0$

$f - 27 + \textcolor{red}{27} = 0 + \textcolor{red}{27}$

$f - 0 = 27$

$f = 27$

The solution is: $f = 16$ and $f = 27$