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Let A be a $4 \times 4$ matrix with eigen values -5,-2,1,4. Which of the following is an eigen value of  the matrix$\begin{bmatrix} A & I \\ I & A \end{bmatrix}$, where $I$ is the $4 \times 4$ identity matrix?

  1. -5
  2. -7
  3. 2
  4. 1
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some one explain it in better way .

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Ans is (C) 2

$Ax = λx$, where $λ$ is the eigen value of $A$ . Hence $(A−λI)x = 0$ or $|A−λI| = 0$
So, for our given matrix, we have

$\begin{bmatrix} A-\lambda I &I \\ I& A - \lambda I \end{bmatrix} = 0$

This is a $ 2 \times 2$ block matrix where the first and last and the second and third elements are the same. So, applying the formula for determinant of a block matrix as given here

(second last case) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Determinant#Block_matrices

we get,

$|A−\lambda I− I| \times |A-\lambda I + I|= 0 $

$\implies |A-(\lambda+1)I| \times |A - (\lambda -1)I| = 0$

Each of the eigen value of $A$ is the solution of the equation $|A- \alpha I |= 0$ ($\alpha$ being the eigen value of $A$). So, we can equate $\lambda +1$ and $\lambda -1$ to any of the eigen value of $A$, and that will get our value of $\lambda$. If we take $\alpha = 1$, we get $\lambda = 2$, and that is one of the choice. For no other choice, this equation holds. So, (c) 2 is the answer.

 

answered by Loyal (6.1k points)
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{A−(λ+1)I}{A−(λ−1)I}=0

From here, how we get λ=−1   or  λ=1?
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Yes, that's a mistake. In hurry I did it. Thanks.
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I have edited the answer, i think this makes sense to me, is there anything i am missing?
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Is there any easy way to solve this question ? can anyone tell me please ?
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Please update the second line.-->"λ is the eigen value of A", rather it should be -"

λ is the eigen value of the matrix A I | I  A
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We find the eigenvalues of given matrix by solving its characteristic equation :

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|(A – x I)2 – I2| = 0
|(A – (x – 1) I) * (A – (x + 1) I)| = 0
|(A – (x – 1) I)| * |(A – (x + 1) I)| = 0
So, |(A – (x – 1) I)| = 0 or |(A – (x + 1) I)| = 0

Let y be eigenvalues of A, then |(A – y I)| = 0 .

So, by comparing equations we get,
either x – 1 = y or x + 1 = y

Therefore , x = y + 1 or x = y – 1

y = -5, -4, 1, 4 (given)

So, x = −4, −1, 2, 5, −6, −3, 0, 3

 
Thus, option (C) is the answer.

answered by Active (4.1k points)
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Is this method of expantion or soln of det is aplicable for all types of Block matrices or only for this?
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Which of the following is an eigen value of  the matrix  [A  I,       where I is the 4×4 identity matrix?

                                                                                       I  A  ]

what does that mean ? inside this 4 * 4 matrix there is I which is again a 4 *4 matrix ?

might be very silly

but this line is confusing me
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@warrior

NO , not for every matrix

Can be used only for matrices  where the first and last and the second and third elements are the same
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A is 4x4.

I is 4X4.

And  the representation that is given would be of 8 x8.
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@gari

why then a 2*2 matrix is taken and solved
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@Ai$H

in the selected solution the second method is used

in this solution, first method is used 

see the text from wiki

 

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the second methd is to be used


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