# math-matrices

You are given the 2x2 matrix M= (k 3) , where k is not 2.
(0 2)
i)Find the eigenvalues of M, and the corresponding eigenvectos.
ii)Express M in the form UDU^(-1), where D is a diagonal matrix.
iii)Hence find the matrix M^n.

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1. k 3
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2. thats the 2x2 matrix, i m really stuck

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3. det [ A - L I] = 0

det [ k-L , 3 / 0 , 2-L ] = 0

(k-L)(2-L) - 3*0 = 0
2k - (2+k) L + L^2= 0
L = {(2+k) +/- sqrt (k^2-4k+4) } / 2 but sqrt(k^2-4k+4) = (k-2)
so
L = {k+2 +k-2}/2 = k
or
L = {k+2 -k+2}/2 = 2
eigenvalues are k and 2

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4. suggest this:

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