To find the roots/zeros, set equal to and solve.

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Set the first factor equal to .

Set the equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Set the next factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Set the next factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

The final solution is all the values that make true. The multiplicity of a root is the number of times the root appears.

(Multiplicity of )

(Multiplicity of )

(Multiplicity of )

Identify the Zeros and Their Multiplicities y=(x+1)^2(x-1)(x-2)