How do you solve #x^2=8x#?

2 Answers
Dec 2, 2015

Answer:

#x_1=0 and x_2=8#

Explanation:

#x^2=8x#
Add #8x# to both sides:
#=>x^2-8x=8x-8x#
#=>x(x-8)=0# (factrorization)
#=>x_1=0 and x_2=8#
graph{x^2-8x [-40, 40, -20, 20]}

Dec 2, 2015

Answer:

#x^2# simply means the value x mulitplies itself twice.

Explanation:

Therefore, #x^2# is #x * x#

#(x * x)/x# = #(8x)/x#

Hence, the value of x is 8.