1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Come up with a 2 x 2 matrix with 2 and 1 as the eigenvalues. All the entries must be positive. Then, find a 3 x 3 matrix with 1, 2, 3 as eigenvalues. 3. The attempt at a solution I found the characteristic equation for the 2x2 would be λ2 - 3λ + 2 = 0. But then I couldn't get a matrix with positive entries to work for that.