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When you are diagonalizing a matrix, how do you know what order to put the eigenvectors in.

One of my homework problems is with the eigenvalues 1, 2, and 4.

[-1]

[1] is the matrix corresponding to the eigenvalue 1.

[1]

[1]

[0] is the matrix corresponding to the eigenvalue 2

[0]

[7]

[-4] is the matrix corresponding to the eigenvalue 4.

[1]

The answers in the back of the book give the diagonalized matrix as

[7 1 -1]

[-4 0 1]

[2 0 1]

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# Homework Help: Diagonalizing Matrices

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