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Find the roots of this polynomial: \(x^2-9x+8=0\)

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\(x = 1\) or \(8\)

explanation

Questions that say, "solve the given polynomial" and "find the roots of the polynomial" mean the same thing.
The first step would be to factor out the polynomial:
\(x^2-9x+8=(x-1)(x-8)\)
Then, equate each factor to zero.
\((x-1) = 0\)

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

\(x=8\)
The roots of the given polynomial are \(x=1\) or \(x=8\)

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