(x-8)(x-1)=0

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to 0, the entire expression will be equal to 0.

x-8=0

x-1=0

Set the first factor equal to 0.

x-8=0

Add 8 to both sides of the equation.

x=8

x=8

Set the next factor equal to 0.

x-1=0

Add 1 to both sides of the equation.

x=1

x=1

The final solution is all the values that make (x-8)(x-1)=0 true.

x=8,1

Solve using the Square Root Property (x-8)(x-1)=0