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Verbal

Explain why we can always evaluate the determinant of a square matrix.

A determinant is the sum and products of the entries in the matrix, so you can always evaluate that product—even if it does end up being 0.

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Examining Cramer’s Rule, explain why there is no unique solution to the system when the determinant of your matrix is 0. For simplicity, use a 2 × 2 matrix.

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Explain what it means in terms of an inverse for a matrix to have a 0 determinant.

The inverse does not exist.

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The determinant of 2 × 2 matrix A is 3. If you switch the rows and multiply the first row by 6 and the second row by 2, explain how to find the determinant and provide the answer.

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Algebraic

For the following exercises, find the determinant.

| 2 3 3.1 4 , 000 |

7 , 990.7

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| 1.1 0.6 7.2 0.5 |

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| 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 |

3

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| 1 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 |

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| 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 |

1

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| 2 3 1 3 4 1 5 6 1 |

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| 2 1 4 4 2 8 2 8 3 |

224

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| 6 1 2 4 3 5 1 9 1 |

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| 5 1 1 2 3 1 3 6 3 |

15

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| 1.1 2 1 4 0 0 4.1 0.4 2.5 |

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| 2 1.6 3.1 1.1 3 8 9.3 0 2 |

17.03

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| 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 7 0 0 1 8 |

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For the following exercises, solve the system of linear equations using Cramer’s Rule.

2 x 3 y = −1 4 x + 5 y = 9

( 1 , 1 )

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5 x 4 y = 2 4 x + 7 y = 6

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   6 x 3 y = 2 8 x + 9 y = −1

( 1 2 , 1 3 )

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2 x + 6 y = 12 5 x 2 y = 13

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4 x + 3 y = 23    2 x y = −1

( 2 , 5 )

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10 x 6 y = 2 5 x + 8 y = −1

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4 x 3 y = −3 2 x + 6 y = −4

( 1 , 1 3 )

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4 x 5 y = 7 3 x + 9 y = 0

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4 x + 10 y = 180 3 x 5 y = −105

( 15 , 12 )

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   8 x 2 y = −3 4 x + 6 y = 4

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For the following exercises, solve the system of linear equations using Cramer’s Rule.

     x + 2 y 4 z = 1    7 x + 3 y + 5 z = 26 2 x 6 y + 7 z = 6

( 1 , 3 , 2 )

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5 x + 2 y 4 z = 47      4 x 3 y z = 94     3 x 3 y + 2 z = 94

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     4 x + 5 y z = −7 −2 x 9 y + 2 z = 8            5 y + 7 z = 21

( 1 , 0 , 3 )

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4 x 3 y + 4 z = 10 5 x 2 z = 2 3 x + 2 y 5 z = 9

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4 x 2 y + 3 z = 6       6 x + y = 2 2 x + 7 y + 8 z = 24

( 1 2 , 1 , 2 )

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5 x + 2 y z = 1 7 x 8 y + 3 z = 1.5 6 x 12 y + z = 7

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   13 x 17 y + 16 z = 73 11 x + 15 y + 17 z = 61    46 x + 10 y 30 z = 18

( 2 , 1 , 4 )

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4 x 3 y 8 z = 7    2 x 9 y + 5 z = 0.5    5 x 6 y 5 z = 2

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   4 x 6 y + 8 z = 10 2 x + 3 y 4 z = 5           x + y + z = 1

Infinite solutions

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4 x 6 y + 8 z = 10 2 x + 3 y 4 z = 5 12 x + 18 y 24 z = 30

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Technology

For the following exercises, use the determinant function on a graphing utility.

| 1 0 8 9 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 4 3 |

24

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| 1 0 2 1 0 −9 1 3 3 0 −2 −1 0 1 1 −2 |

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| 1 2 1 7 4 0 1 2 100 5 0 0 2 2,000 0 0 0 2 |

1

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| 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 4 5 6 0 7 8 9 0 |

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Real-world applications

For the following exercises, create a system of linear equations to describe the behavior. Then, calculate the determinant. Will there be a unique solution? If so, find the unique solution.

Two numbers add up to 56. One number is 20 less than the other.

Yes; 18, 38

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Two numbers add up to 104. If you add two times the first number plus two times the second number, your total is 208

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Three numbers add up to 106. The first number is 3 less than the second number. The third number is 4 more than the first number.

Yes; 33, 36, 37

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Three numbers add to 216. The sum of the first two numbers is 112. The third number is 8 less than the first two numbers combined.

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For the following exercises, create a system of linear equations to describe the behavior. Then, solve the system for all solutions using Cramer’s Rule.

You invest $10,000 into two accounts, which receive 8% interest and 5% interest. At the end of a year, you had $10,710 in your combined accounts. How much was invested in each account?

$7,000 in first account, $3,000 in second account.

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Questions & Answers

how fast can i understand functions without much difficulty
Joe Reply
what is set?
Kelvin Reply
a colony of bacteria is growing exponentially doubling in size every 100 minutes. how much minutes will it take for the colony of bacteria to triple in size
Divya Reply
I got 300 minutes. is it right?
Patience
no. should be about 150 minutes.
Jason
It should be 158.5 minutes.
Mr
ok, thanks
Patience
100•3=300 300=50•2^x 6=2^x x=log_2(6) =2.5849625 so, 300=50•2^2.5849625 and, so, the # of bacteria will double every (100•2.5849625) = 258.49625 minutes
Thomas
what is the importance knowing the graph of circular functions?
Arabella Reply
can get some help basic precalculus
ismail Reply
What do you need help with?
Andrew
how to convert general to standard form with not perfect trinomial
Camalia Reply
can get some help inverse function
ismail
Rectangle coordinate
Asma Reply
how to find for x
Jhon Reply
it depends on the equation
Robert
yeah, it does. why do we attempt to gain all of them one side or the other?
Melissa
whats a domain
mike Reply
The domain of a function is the set of all input on which the function is defined. For example all real numbers are the Domain of any Polynomial function.
Spiro
Spiro; thanks for putting it out there like that, 😁
Melissa
foci (–7,–17) and (–7,17), the absolute value of the differenceof the distances of any point from the foci is 24.
Churlene Reply
difference between calculus and pre calculus?
Asma Reply
give me an example of a problem so that I can practice answering
Jenefa Reply
x³+y³+z³=42
Robert
dont forget the cube in each variable ;)
Robert
of she solves that, well ... then she has a lot of computational force under her command ....
Walter
what is a function?
CJ Reply
I want to learn about the law of exponent
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