# How do you solve (x - 2)(x - 8) = 0?

May 9, 2018

$x = 2 , 8$

#### Explanation:

$\left(x - 2\right) = 0$

Add $2$ to each side.

$x = 2$

$\left(x - 8\right) = 0$

Add each to each side.

$x = 8$

$x = 2 , 8$

May 9, 2018

$x = 2 , 8$

#### Explanation:

We can use the zero product property here, which states if we have two things being multiplied and they're equal to zero, either one or both of them have to be equal to zero.

In other words, we can set $x - 2$ equal to zero and $x - 8$ equal to zero to get

$x = 2$ and $x = 8$

Hope this helps!