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Roth's Removal Rule

If the matrices ${\hbox{\sf A}}$, ${\hbox{\sf X}}$, ${\hbox{\sf B}}$, and ${\hbox{\sf C}}$ satisfy

{\hbox{\sf A}}{\hbox{\sf X}}-{\hbox{\sf X}}{\hbox{\sf B}}={\hbox{\sf C}},


\left[{\matrix{{\hbox{\sf I}}& {\hbox{\sf X}}\cr {\hbox{\sf0...
...& {\hbox{\sf0}}\cr {\hbox{\sf0}} & {\hbox{\sf B}}\cr}}\right],

where ${\hbox{\sf I}}$ is the Identity Matrix.


Roth, W. E. ``The Equations $AX-YB=C$ and $AX-XB=C$ in Matrices.'' Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 3, 392-396, 1952.

Turnbull, H. W. and Aitken, A. C. An Introduction to the Theory of Canonical Matrices. New York: Dover, p. 422, 1961.

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