So this is a general matrix question, we are working on inverses. The question ask, for which values of a, b, and c is this matrix invertible?

$\displaystyle

\begin{bmatrix}

a & 0 & 0 \\

0 & b & 0 \\

0 & 0 & c

\end{bmatrix}

$

I said, this matrix is invertible when a = 1, b = 1, c = 1, that would mean this matrix has a rref and thus, it has an inverse. Also, the determinant of this matrix, I believe, is simply: abc. That would mean that a, b and c cannot = 0 by any means, if we want this to be invertible. Is this correct?

if thats the case then the inverse matrix would be...

$\displaystyle

\begin{bmatrix}

\frac{1}{a} & 0 & 0 \\

0 & \frac{1}{b} & 0 \\

0 & 0 & \frac{1}{c}

\end{bmatrix}

$

Is this correct?

Then it asks an even more general question: For which values of the diagonal elements is a diagonal matrix, of arbitrary size, invertible?

Help on this would be much appreciated!