1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If AB = BA and p is a nonnegative integer, show that (AB)^p = (A^p)(B^p) 2. Relevant equations N/A 3. The attempt at a solution I would love to attempt a solution, but I don't even know where to begin. I guess my first question is, how can I generalize matrices so that AB = BA? And why is it important that AB = BA? Thanks in advance.