why is det(kA)=k^ndet(A)?
[show that it is true for all n and all k]
Well, what do you know about determinants? What thoughts have you already had on this problem?
As Hurkly suggested, use the definition of the determinant, and the answer should arise easily.
In particular, how may "k"s are there in the matrix kA? What is the determinant of kI where I is the identity matrix?
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