Work backwards from the solution:

x = 8

x - 8 = 0 or x - 8 = 0 {two equations that would yield 8 for a solution}

(x - 8)(x - 8) = 0 {put the two binomials together on the same side}

**x² - 16x + 64 = 0**{used foil method to get the quadratic equation}

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