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## Homework Statement

An nxn matrix C is skew symmetric if C^t = -C. Prove that every square matrix A can be written uniquely as A = B + C where B is symmetric and C is skew symmetric.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

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An nxn matrix C is skew symmetric if C^t = -C. Prove that every square matrix A can be written uniquely as A = B + C where B is symmetric and C is skew symmetric.

No clue.

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That's not such a big problem. Divide each one by two.

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That's not such a big problem. Divide each one by two.

How embarrassing.

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