I have a 3x3 symmetrical matrix A:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1, 8^.5, 0

8^.5, 1, 8^.5

0, 8^.5, 1

that I need to find A^5 for. Is there a method aside from brute force multiplication to do so?

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# Homework Help: Matrix question

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