# roots of polynomial

f= z^3 + (3*a + 4)*z^2 + 3*z + 3*a + 2 # z is variable
f1=f.roots()
[(3*a + 1, 1), (2*a, 2)]# what is 1 and 2 represent in the bracket

roots of polynomial

*a + 4)*z^2 + 3*z + 3*a + 2 # z is variable
f1=f.roots()
[(3*a + 1, 1), (2*a, 2)]# what is 1 and 2 represent in the bracket

1

`f.factor()`

and you will see.

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Whenever in doubt about the output of a function, use `help`

or `?``
to check its documentation.

Here, you can do:

```
sage: help(f.roots)
sage: f.roots?
```

and this will display the documentation for `f.roots`

,
which documents that it returns pairs (root, multiplicity),
and explains how to use an optional argument to not
display the mutiplicities.

To skip the multiplicities:

```
f.roots(multiplicities=False)
```

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2019-06-09 00:17:00 -0500
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