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**Problem statement:** Let $V$ be the vector space of real-coefficient polynomials of degree at most $3$. Let $D:V \rightarrow V$ be the differential operator; $D(p(x))=\frac{d}{dx}p(x)$. Give an example of an eigenvector for $D$. What is the corresponding eigenvalue?

We ended up getting that $\frac {d}{dx}p(x)=\lambda p(x)$, so that $p(x)=\frac{x^2}{2}$. Is this correct?

Thanks.