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True or False: Eigenvalues of a Real Matrix Are Real Numbers

Problem 67

Answer the following questions regarding eigenvalues of a real matrix.

(a) True or False. If each entry of an $n \times n$ matrix $A$ is a real number, then the eigenvalues of $A$ are all real numbers.
(b) Find the eigenvalues of the matrix
-2 & -1\\
5& 2

(The Ohio State University, Linear Algebra Exam)

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