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## Solution for problem 17 Chapter 4.3

# Show (by calculation) that for any real numbers a and b, the matrices 1 a 0 2 _ and 1 b

Linear Algebra: A Geometric Approach | 2nd Edition

Problem 17

Show (by calculation) that for any real numbers a and b, the matrices 1 a 0 2 _ and 1 b 0 2 _ are similar. (Hint: Remember that when P is invertible, B = P 1AP PB = AP.)

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Let and

Then A and B are said to similar if there exists another matrix S such that

###### Chapter 4.3, Problem 17 is Solved

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