## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Factor the binomial using the formula for factoring a difference of squares. x$^2$-49=0 (x+7)(x-7)=0 Set each variable factor as equal to zero and then isolate the variable to find the solutions. x+7=0 or x-7=0 x=-7 or x=7 Enter the equation into your graphing utility to observe that the graph crosses the x-axis at -7 and 7.