Hi guys,

This may have been answered already.

Let A be an nxn matrix and c a non zero scalar. If matrix B is obtained from A by multiplying the elements of a row by c then det (B) = cdet (A).

Show that det (cA) = c^n det (A).

Would appreciate any help whatsoever. I've looked through my book on linear algebra ( by Howard Anton...pretty good book too ), but I can't find anything besides it being stated without proof.

Cheers.