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- Jan 29, 2012

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Here is a link to the question:Let A =

7 -8 0

4 -5 0

-1 1 1

If possible, find a diagonal matrix C and an invertible matrix B such that A = BCB^-1

I have found the characteristic polynomial of A, along with the eigenvalues/vectors. However I just don't understand this question, and my notes/textbook is completely useless! I assume the two matrices A and C will be similar, thus have the same eigenvalues. But how am I supposed to show that matrix!?

Question on Similar Matrices? - Yahoo! Answers

I have posted a link there to this topic so the OP can find my response.