I found this example in a book of practice problems and if someone could explain this to me, I would be really grateful:
If all entries of a square matrix A are integers and |A|= + or - 1, show that all entries of A^-1 are integers.
I found this example in a book of practice problems and if someone could explain this to me, I would be really grateful:
If all entries of a square matrix A are integers and |A|= + or - 1, show that all entries of A^-1 are integers.
Thanks! So can I just say for the proof that...
If |A|= +-1, then A^-1 will be comprised of all integers because A is a matrix of cofactor determinants (which are all integers). A determinant of an integer matrix is just an integer because it is the sum of integer products.