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Unformatted text preview: Homework Assignment #2 8.35 Let the general 2 × 2 technology matrix be given by A = a b c d . Prove Theorem 8.13 directly for such a matrix using Theorem 8.8. Answer: Consider B = I A . Then B = 1 a b c 1 d . By Theorem 8.8, this is invertible if and only if (1 a )(1 d ) bc 6 = 0. Since columns sum to something less than 1, 1 a > c and 1 d > b . Because b and c are positive, we multiply and conclude (1 a )(1 d ) > bc . Thus (1 a )(1 d ) bc > 0, so B is invertible. Also by Theorem 8.8, B 1 = 1 (1 a )(1 d ) bc 1 d b c 1 a . The denominator is positive, and the entries are positive, so the matrix is positive. 9.12 Use Cramer’s rule to compute x 1 and x 2 in Example 9.4. Answer: The system in 9.4 is 1 1 1 12 2 3 3 4 1 x 1 x 2 x 3 = 5 4 . As in Example 9.4, the determinant of the coefficient matrix A is 35. We compute the determinants of B 1 = 0 1 1 5 2 3 4 4 1 and B 2 = 1 1 12 5 3 3 4 1...
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