Types of Matrices: Definition & Differences


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Fill in the blank: A matrix that, when multiplied by itself, yields itself is called _____

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1. What type of matrix is A?

2. What type of matrix is A?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you understand about types of matrices with these study tools. Questions will assess you on topics like a matrix multiplied by itself and a type of matrix in a given problem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz/worksheet to answer questions on the following:

  • A type of matrix with a transpose that's the same as its negation
  • Row matrix
  • Type of matrix with elements below the diagonal at a value of 0

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve types of matrices practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about organizing numbers in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a row matrix

Additional Learning

For more, review the accompanying lesson called Types of Matrices: Definition & Differences. Specifically, these areas of study will be addressed:

  • Matrix definition
  • The order of a matrix
  • Null, singular and regular matrices
  • Column matrix and square matrix
  • Scalar and unit matrices
  • Involutory, idempotent and orthogonal matrices