Explain the difference between a matrix and a determinant?

Tobias Ali 2021-01-28 Answered
Explain the difference between a matrix and a determinant?
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Laaibah Pitt
Answered 2021-01-29 Author has 98 answers
Step 1
Matrix is a rectangular array of numbers that is represented in a row and column format. It can be of any order.
For example:
[356]3×1[321453]3×2[3214]2×2
A determinant is a number associated with a matrix. And it can be found for only square matrices.
For example:
|2513|=2(3)(5)(1)=6+5=11
Step 2
If a scalar multiplied to a matrix then it is multiplied to all the elements of the matrix.
3[124698]=[3×13×23×43×63×93×8]=[3612182724]
If a scalar is multiplied to a determinant, then it is multiplied to only one row or column.
3|2513|=|2×55×313|=|61513|
Or, |2513|=|25×313×3|=|21519|
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