How do you write a matrix as a sum of a diagonalizable matrix and a nilpotent matrix?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

It would be great if you could describe the steps in Layman's terms because I am not so hot in Linear Algebra.

Thanks

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# Diagonalizable and Nilpotent

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