Are 3 and √9 the same mathematical object (in light of the fact that they

Are 3 and √9 the same mathematical object (in light of the fact that they

Are 3 and √9 the same mathematical object (in light of the fact that they have the same numerical value), or are they distinct mathematical objects? In other words, are the expressions '3' and '√9' co-referential names (both referring to the number 3), or do they refer to different objects?

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