What is the determinant of the \(n\times n\) matrix \(A_n=(a_{ij}) \) where \[ a_{ij}=\begin{cases} 1 ,&\text{if } i=j, \\ x, &\text{if }|i-j|=1, \\ 0, &\text{otherwise,}\end{cases}\] for a real number \(x\)?

The best solution was submitted by Shin, Joonhyung (신준형, 2015학번). Congratulations!

Here is his soluton of problem 2015-18.

Alternative solutions were submitted by 김동률 (2015학번, +3), 박지민 (전산학부 석사 2015학번, +3), 최인혁 (2015학번, +3), 박성혁 (수리과학과 2014학번, +2), 박훈민 (수리과학과 2013학번, +2), 이상민 (수리과학과 2014학번, +2), 이영민 (수리과학과 2012학번, +2), 이종원 (수리과학과 2014학번, +2), 이호일 (수리과학과 2013학번, +2), 장기정 (수리과학과 2014학번, +2), 함도규 (2015학번, +2).

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