How does this equation have n solutions?

What exactly are the n-th roots of 1?

Those of you who know a little about math might know that n-th degree polynomials are expected to have n roots. That is, equations of the form:

have n solutions. Let’s look at a simple example. Take the third degree (cubic) polynomial:

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Keith McNulty

Keith McNulty

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