Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2011/Question B 03 (c)
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Question B 03 (c) 

Let A be a matrix which transforms and transforms What is the matrix A? 
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Hint 

The matrix A has four unknowns. We are given 2 vector solutions of Ax=b. How can we turn this into 4 equations for our 4 unknowns? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Let's write our matrix A as with yet to be determined entries. In the problem we know that and we expand this out to get
Therefore, a=b and c=d. We also have that which we can expand out to get Therefore we conclude that a=b=c=d=1. Therefore our matrix A is Notice that we can indeed confirm that this matrix has eigenvalues 2 and 0 and is not invertible. 