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DestisaurusRex
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How would you find the determinant of :
⎡3 2⎤
⎣6 4⎦ Without using a calculator?
 11 months ago
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DestisaurusRex Group Title
How would you find the determinant of : ⎡3 2⎤ ⎣6 4⎦ Without using a calculator?
 11 months ago
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TheRealMeeeee Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok You actually do it the same way for any size matrix: you pick a row and column, and multiply the value for each element in the row by the "cofactor" or "minor" (the smaller determinant found by eliminating the row and the column of the element that you're working with).  5 2 0 0 2   0 1 4 3 2   0 0 2 6 3   0 0 3 4 1   0 0 0 0 2  This particular matrix is pretty easy, because it has a lot of zeros. So if you start with the last row, you get: 2 x  5 2 0 0   0 1 4 3   0 0 2 6   0 0 3 4  Then, using the first column, you'd get: 2 x 5 x  1 4 3   0 2 6   0 3 4  Then again using the first column: 2 x 5 x 1 x  2 6   3 4  2 x 5 x 1 x (2 x 4  3 x 6) = 100
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TheRealMeeeee Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
do this help
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GirlByte Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@DestisaurusRex lol do not listen to this guy ^^^ he copies answers! he got it from here http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070123154335AAIVKZd
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TheRealMeeeee Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
omg no idid not u just a stalker
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GirlByte Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes you did.You have the same words plus you did the same thing to the other questions.
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GirlByte Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
And its obvious its not from you cause you dont even know basic grammar
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TheRealMeeeee Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
omg girl no i didnt not stalker
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alekos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
she's right i'm afraid
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alekos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
leave maths to the real mathematicians
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alekos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
for a 2x2 determinant \[\left[\begin{matrix}a & b \\ c & d\end{matrix}\right]\] it's ad  bc
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alekos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no calculator required. should be able to do it in your head
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