So I have the matrix And it asks me to find the eigenvalues (as expressions in the parameter x) So using λ=Lambda I got: λ^2-(2/5)λ-(1/5)x. How am I supposed to factor that to find the eigenvalues when x is there?
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Originally Posted by calculuskid1 So using λ=Lambda I got: λ^2-(2/5)λ-(1/5)x. How am I supposed to factor that to find the eigenvalues when x is there? Solving the quadratic equation you'll obtain .
Thank you! I'm not sure why I didn't think to use the quadratic formula! I always forget to go back to basic principles lol
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