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

Sep 21, 2017

$x = 5 \text{ or } x = 2$

#### Explanation:

$\left(x - 5\right) \left(x - 2\right) = 0$

For the above to be true then either:

$\left(x - 5\right)$ must be zero

OR

$\left(x - 2\right)$ must be zero

So, we have:

Either

$x - 5 = 0$

$\implies \textcolor{red}{x = 5}$

OR

$x - 2 = 0$

$\implies \textcolor{red}{x = 2}$