How do you solve (x-2)(x-5)=0?

Nov 6, 2016

$x = 2 \mathmr{and} x = 5$

Explanation:

Solving an equation whose product is zero is by setting each factor to zero that is :

If $a \times b = 0 \Rightarrow a = 0 \mathmr{and} b = 0$

Here we have:
$\left(x - 2\right) \times \left(x - 5\right) = 0$

$\Rightarrow x - 2 = 0 \mathmr{and} x - 5 = 0$

$\Rightarrow x = 2 \mathmr{and} x = 5$