Ok, I had a homework problem that I cannot for the life of me, figure out. I've tried to google for different sources that would show me how to find the stationary distribution of a markov chain, but I can't seem to find one that makes sense to me. The transition matrix of a markov chain is given by R1 [0.25 0.5 0] R2 [0.5 0 0.25] R3 [0.25 0.5 0.75] and the instructions say to find the stationary distribution if it exist. If someone could walk through the process of how to find a stationary distribution of this, I would appreciate it. I tried to follow the directions from a .pdf file I found online that explained the whole process and I got Let T = the above transition matrix Tv = v *after some calculations v = [7/30 1/3 13/30] Now, when I plugged this answer back into the equation Tv = v, it didn't work out, so I'm not to sure what I did wrong. I'm not looking for the answer explicitly...I would like a layman's explanation on how to find the stationary distribution and maybe an example if that's not asking too much?