Normal Matrices Examples (URGENT) I need to produce 2 x 2 normal matrices A and B such that A + B is not normal. I have proven that AB is normal if AB = BA using the Householder matrix form. But I can't find a form for A + B failing to be normal. A matrix A with entries a, b, c, d is going to be normal if b = c. But that means a matrix B has to have b = c to be normal as well. So A + B will have 2b, 2c for the 1,2 and 2,1 entries as well which will make A + B normal. Unless I'm totally off. I have to get this done in the next 3 hours.