What is a Matrix?


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Which system of equations is represented by the following matrix? (Think of the vertical line as the equal sign.)

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1. Which of the following describes what a matrix looks like?

2. What of these symbols is commonly used to enclose a matrix?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of matrices, a chart type commonly used in linear algebra, in this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions cover associating matrices to systems of equations and identifying the parts of matrices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on the following topics:

  • Representing systems of equations with matrices
  • Symbols of a matrix
  • Adding matrices
  • The appearance of a matrix

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on matrices
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding matrices and systems of equations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about matrices and linear algebra

Additional Learning

To learn more about matrices, read through the brief lesson called What Is A Matrix. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define matrix, linear algebra, rows and columns
  • Learn to chart systems of equations
  • Understand using matrices to solve for variables