"Salvinder " <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message <email@example.com>... > Hie, > > I've got a matrix of 2X2 as shown below: > > [ 0.6 0.4; 0.7 0.3]^n > > when I change the value of n based on integer's I have no problem because I'll get the desired answer, but when n becomes decimal numbers such as 1.2 or 1.25, the solution will have a complex number as a solution. For example the solution would look as shown below: > > [ 0.2 + 0.034i 0.6 - 0.2i ; 0.4 - 0.03i 0.7+0.4i] > > Is there any possible way of removing the complex numbers? > > Thanks,
Are you perhaps trying to do an element by element power:
[ 0.6 0.4; 0.7 0.3].^n
This is different mathematically than taking the power of the matrix. Read the help for Mathematical Operators.