# Characteristic polynomial wont be used in solve

When I try to find roots in a characteristic polynomial it gives me errors:

```
sage: #Diagonalmatrix
....:
....:
....: A=matrix([[1,-1,2],
....: [-1,1,2],
....: [2,2,-2]])
....: var('x')
....: poly=A.characteristic_polynomial()
....: eq1=solve(poly==0,x)
....:
x
--------------------------------------------------
TypeError Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-86-fee7a7de2ea1> in <module>()
7 var('x')
8 poly=A.characteristic_polynomial()
----> 9 eq1=solve(poly==Integer(0),x)
/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sage/symbolic/relation.pyc in solve(f, *args, **kwds)
816
817 if not isinstance(f, (list, tuple)):
--> 818 raise TypeError("The first argument must be a symbolic expression or a list of symbolic expressions.")
819
820 if len(f)==1:
TypeError: The first argument must be a symbolic expression or a list of symbolic expressions.
sage:
```

What can I do in order to use the polynomial in an equation I wish to solve?