Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor.

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

Remove unnecessary parentheses.

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Set the first factor equal to .

Take the 7th root of both sides of the equation to eliminate the exponent on the left side.

Simplify .

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming real numbers.

Set the next factor equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Set the next factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

The final solution is all the values that make true. The multiplicity of a root is the number of times the root appears.

(Multiplicity of )

(Multiplicity of )

(Multiplicity of )

Identify the Zeros and Their Multiplicities x^9-16x^7=0