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 Author Comment/Response sheila 11/15/12 04:02am {{Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1]}, {{1 + 5 Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1] - 2 Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1]^2, -2 - 4 Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1] + 2 Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1]^2, 3 Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1] - Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1]^2, 1 - 5 Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1] + 2 Root[-1 - #1 - 2 #1^2 + #1^3 &, 1]^2, 1}}} This solution was given as the eigensystem to a matrix. Please can anyone explain how the first solution which is the largest eigenvalue becomes 2.54682 as a decimal? I have read about 'pure functions' but still confused. many thanks, Sheila URL: ,

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