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Given the matrix A= 1 2, make a rule for A^n

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2. Relevant equations

A^2= 1 8 , so the first and last numbers are put to the power given (i tried other powers)

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But then what about the 8???

Another one: A^5= 1 242

0 243

I need to get a general formula... it seems as though the 242 is the last number-1

But then if I have something like B= -1 1

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It goes all strange

B^2= -15 6

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Ok, if I make it C= a b

c d

Is this right for C^2: a^2+c ?

? d^2+c

By the way, the ? mean I don't know

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# Homework Help: Matrix powers

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