# Thread: Solving quadratic equations by factoring

1. ## Solving quadratic equations by factoring

I am trying to figure out how to solve this equation by factoring. Can you please help me? Thanks:confused

x2-6x+8=0 I guess this means the same as x squared-6x+8=0?

2. Originally Posted by fw_mathis
I am trying to figure out how to solve this equation by factoring. Can you please help me? Thanks:confused

x2-6x+8=0
$(x-4)(x-2)=0$
$x-4=0$
$x-2=0$
Thus,
$x=4$
$x=2$