Laplace Expansion Equation & Finding Determinants


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A square matrix has an equal number of _____.

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1. A 3x3 matrix is of order _____.

2. The number of mathematical operations to find the determinant of a 6x6 matrix using the Laplace expansion equation is proportional to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Laplace expansion equation (LEE) is a helpful formula used when trying to find the determinants of a square matrix. Find out how well you understand the LEE and how to complete it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment was assembled to test your:

  • Knowledge of what a square matrix is
  • Understanding of orders and operations of matrices
  • Abilities using the LEE

Skills Practiced

In addition to your knowledge this assessment will also test your skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the square matrices
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the LEE and matrices and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems using the LEE

Additional Learning

With this assessment comes the lesson Laplace Expansion Equation & Finding Determinants. Use this lesson to improve your understanding of:

  • What determinants of matrices are
  • Components of matrices
  • How to use the LEE
  • Mathematical operations of matrices