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# Solve the quadratic equation $\left(x^2-1\right)\left(x^2-16\right)=0$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$x=1,\:x=-1,\:x=4,\:x=-4$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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Break the equation in $2$ factors and set each equal to zero, to obtain

$x^2-1=0,\:x^2-16=0$

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$x^2-1=0,\:x^2-16=0$

Learn how to solve quadratic equations problems step by step online. Solve the quadratic equation (x^2-1)(x^2-16)=0. Break the equation in 2 factors and set each equal to zero, to obtain. Solve the equation (1). We need to isolate the dependent variable x, we can do that by simultaneously subtracting -1 from both sides of the equation. Canceling terms on both sides.

##  Final answer to the problem

$x=1,\:x=-1,\:x=4,\:x=-4$

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acosh
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###  Main Topic: Quadratic Equations

The quadratic equations (or second degree equations) are those equations where the greatest exponent to which the unknown is raised is the exponent 2.