## Description

Here is an example of how to display multiple plots on one set of axes. We will plot the following polynomials:

(1)Setting each of the plots to a different variable, then adding them together to another variable and using the `.show()` method allows us to show multiple plots on the same set of axes.

## Sage Cell

#### Code

```
P1 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 3), 1, 6)
P2 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 4), 1, 6)
P3 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 5), 1, 6)
P4 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 6) * (x - 10), 1, 6)
P = P1 + P2 + P3 + P4
P.show()
```

## Options

#### Option

Plotting the functions in different colors is possible. A full list of built in colors can be found by evaluating `sorted(colors)` in a cell. To set a plot to a certain color, set the `color` property, with the color you want in single or double quotes after the equal sign.

#### Code

```
P1 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 3), 1, 6, color = 'red')
P2 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 4), 1, 6, color = 'blue')
P3 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 5), 1, 6, color = 'purple')
P4 = plot((x - 1) * (x - 2) * (x - 6) * (x - 10), 1, 6, color = 'purple')
P = P1 + P2 + P3 + P4
P.show()
```

## Tags

Primary Tags—Plotting: Two-dimensional plots

Secondary Tags—Two-dimensional plots: Rectangular plots

## Related Cells

- Two-Dimensional Plots
- Plotting a Circle
- Plotting a Polygon
- Parametric Plots
- Line Plots
- Plotting an Implicit Function

## Attribute

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Author: Gregory V. Bard. *Sage for Undergraduates.* American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2015. Available at http://www.gregorybard.com/Sage.html.

Date: 13 Feb 2019 22:34

Submitted by: Zane Corbiere