(x-9)(x-2)=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-9=0

x-2=0

Set the first factor equal to 0.

x-9=0

Add 9 to both sides of the equation.

x=9

x=9

Set the next factor equal to 0.

x-2=0

Add 2 to both sides of the equation.

x=2

x=2

The final solution is all the values that make (x-9)(x-2)=0 true.

x=9,2

Solve Using the Square Root Property (x-9)(x-2)=0