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Lukecrayonz

  • 4 years ago

How do you find a multiplicity of a function? IE: f(x)=x(x-1)(x+3)

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  1. henkjan
    • 4 years ago
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    because there are no squares or higher powers you will have multiplicy of 1 for all the solutions

  2. Lukecrayonz
    • 4 years ago
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    OH! Crap i remember this. (x+2)^9 multiplicity of 9.

  3. henkjan
    • 4 years ago
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    yes, as -2 is 9 times possible to get from the equation

  4. ashleyre
    • 4 years ago
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    Multiplicity is how many times something goes into a function. So if it was something like \[x^{3} \] the multiplicity would be 3 (odd). It's the same thing for something like (x-3)\[(x-3)^{7}\] that would have a multiplicity of 7 (odd). Hope that helps!

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