How to Take a Determinant of a Matrix

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Which choice below could be a possible answer to the determinant of a matrix?

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1. What size is the following matrix?

2. Which of the following would be a square matrix?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You should take this quiz/worksheet to see what you know about the size of a matrix, the shape of a matrix, and evaluating matrices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will assess what you know regarding:

  • Identifying the size and shape of a given matrix
  • The characteristics of the determinant of a matrix
  • Evaluating matrices

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the pertinent information on what a determinant looks like from the related lesson
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving matrices and determinants
  • Informational recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding identifying a square matrix

Additional Learning

Get more information on this mathematical concept through reviewing the lesson titled How to Take a Determinant of a Matrix. Read through the lesson to complete these objectives:

  • Define determinants
  • Determine how to identify the size and shape of a matrix
  • Understand that determinants can only be taken of square matrices
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