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## #1 2014-04-02 00:42:01

iLloyd054
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### matrix A is symmetric, find values for a, b, and c

1. 3x3 matrix question.
2, s, t
Determine the value of 3s+t when A=  2, 0, s+t   is a symmetric matrix.
3, 3, t

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## #2 2014-04-02 02:40:50

bobbym
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### Re: matrix A is symmetric, find values for a, b, and c

Hi iLloyd054;

Have you copied the problem correctly?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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## #3 2014-04-02 04:28:49

iLloyd054
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### Re: matrix A is symmetric, find values for a, b, and c

1. 3x3 matrix question.
2, s, t
Determine the value of 3s+t when A= 2s, 0, s+t   is a symmetric matrix.
3, 3, t

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## #4 2014-04-02 04:39:14

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,607

### Re: matrix A is symmetric, find values for a, b, and c

This is the way I see your matrix A.

We have t = 3 and s = 0

so 3s + t = 3

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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