# how to check if a polynom is a square

I'ld like to put a condition in a programm that looks like:

"if Q is a square, then ..."

Q being a polynom (in GF(p)).

How can I do that ?

how to check if a polynom is a square

I'ld like to put a condition in a programm that looks like:

"if Q is a square, then ..."

Q being a polynom (in GF(p)).

How can I do that ?

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First of all, there is a function to check if a polynomial is a square

```
sage: x = polygen(GF(7))
sage: p = 2*x^2 + 6*x + 1
sage: p.is_square()
True
```

Then you need to learn about conditional statements in Python (`if`

/`elif`

/`else`

): https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/co...

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Asked: ** 2020-04-17 23:32:38 +0200 **

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Last updated: **Apr 18 '20**

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