# Math Help - matrices problem...

1. ## matrices problem...

Q:let A and B be real matrices such that sum of each row of A is 1 and sum of each row of B is 2.then show that 2 is an eigen value of AB?

2. Originally Posted by Mathventure

let A and B be $\color{red}n \times n$ real (we don't need this assumption!) matrices such that sum of the entries in each row of A is 1 and sum of the entries in each row of B is 2.

then show that 2 is an eigenvalue of AB?
let $x=\begin{bmatrix}1 & 1 & . & . & . & 1 \end{bmatrix}^T.$ then $Ax=x$ and $Bx=2x.$ thus $(AB)x=A(2x)=2Ax=2x.$