is given by the formula

Characteristic polynomial should be x^3-5*x^2+6*x but cannot make the metrix satisfy the equation.

Can someone please help me.

Thanks

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- November 20th 2010, 10:08 AMnerdocharacteristic polynomial

is given by the formula

Characteristic polynomial should be x^3-5*x^2+6*x but cannot make the metrix satisfy the equation.

Can someone please help me.

Thanks - November 20th 2010, 11:03 AMHallsofIvy
Well, before we can help you we would need to know what you

**did**! Did you expand this by the first row or first column? What did you get? - November 20th 2010, 11:08 AMnerdo
Yh i just expanded it and it does satisfy the above Characteristic polynomial since A^3-5*A^2+6*A=0.

Thanks for the help

By The Way what will be an equivalent metrix to A - November 20th 2010, 11:25 AMnerdo
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