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    Eigenvalues and eigenvectors?

    i been given this 3x3 matrix and can't find the eigenvaules and eigenvectors.

    -3 -2 -2
    -1 -4 -1
    2 4 1

    can someone show me how to do it?
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    Re: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors?

    Have you found the characteristic equation? It has three small integer solutions. Once you know the three values for the eigenvalue, $\displaystyle \lambda$, find the three independent eigenvectors by solving $\displaystyle Av= \lambda v$.
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