Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2012/Question 04 (b)
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Question 04 (b) 

Consider the matrix For each eigenvalue of A, find an eigenvector. 
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If you are stuck, check the hints below. Read the first one and consider it for a while. Does it give you a new idea on how to approach the problem? If so, try it! If after a while you are still stuck, go for the next hint. 
Hint 1 

Recall that to solve for eigenvectors, we must solve for each eigenvalue. 
Hint 2 

Look at the result from the previous hint and attempt to find the eigenvectors by inspection. Alternatively, take each eigenvalue and row reduce the matrix and then find the eigenvectors. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Refer to the previous part for the eigenvalue computations. For the eigenvalue
and from this we see that the vector is an eigenvector. For the eigenvalue,
and from this we see that the vector is an eigenvector. 