ML Aggarwal Solutions For Class 10 Maths Chapter 8 Matrices consists of accurate solutions, which help the students to quickly complete their homework and prepare well for the exams. These Solutions of ML Aggarwal provide students an advantage with practical questions. Each step in the solution is explained to match studentsâ€™ understanding. To score good marks in Class 10 Mathematics examination, it is advised they solve questions provided at the end of each chapter in the ML Aggarwal textbooks for Class 10. This chapter deals with matrices, types of matrices and product of matrices. A rectangular array of m x n numbers (real or complex) in the form of m horizontal lines (called rows) and n vertical lines (called columns), is called a matrix of order m by n, written as m x n matrix. Such an array is enclosed by [ ] or ( ). This chapter of ML Aggarwal Solutions for Class 10 contains three exercises with chapter test. These solutions provided by BYJUâ€™S cover all these concepts, with detailed explanations.

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Exercise 8.1

**1. Classify the following matrices:**

**Solution:**

It is square matrix of order 2

**Solution:**

It is row matrix of order 1 Ã— 3

**Solution:**

It is column matrix of order 3 Ã— 1

**Solution:**

It is a matrix of order 3 Ã— 2

**Solution:**

It is a matrix of order 2 Ã— 3

**Solution:**

It is zero matrix of order 2 Ã— 3

**2. (i) If a matrix has 4 elements, what are the possible order it can have?**

**Solution:**

It can have 1 Ã— 4, 4 Ã— 1 or 2 Ã— 2 order.

**(ii) If a matrix has 4 elements, what are the possible orders it can have?**

**Solution:**

It can have 1 Ã— 8, 8 Ã— 1, 2 Ã— 4 or 4 Ã— 2 order.

**3. Construct a 2 Ã— 2 matrix whose elements a _{ij} are given by **

**(i) a _{ij} = 2i â€“ j**

**(ii) a _{ij} =i.j**

**Solution:**

(i) Given a_{ij} = 2i â€“ j

Therefore matrix of order 2 Ã— 2 is

(ii) Given a_{ij} =i.j

Therefore matrix of order 2 Ã— 2 is

**4. Find the values of x and y if:**

**Solution:**

Given

Now by comparing the corresponding elements,

2x + y = 5 â€¦.. i

3x â€“ 2y = 4 â€¦.ii

Multiply (i) by 2 and (ii) by 1 we get

4x + 2y = 10 and 3x â€“ 2y = 4

By adding we get

7x = 14

x = 14/7

x = 2

Substituting the value of x in (i)

4 + y = 5

y = 5 â€“ 4

y = 1

Hence x = 2 and y = 1

**5. Find the value of x if **

**Solution:**

Given

Comparing the corresponding terms of given matrix we get

-y = 2

Therefore y = -2

Again we have

3x + y = 1

3x = 1 â€“ y

Substituting the value of y we get

3x = 1 â€“ (-2)

3x = 1 + 2

3x = 3

x = 3/3

x = 1

Hence x = 1 and y = -2

**6. If**

**Find the values of x and y.**

**Solution:**

Given

Comparing the corresponding terms, we get

x + 3 = 5

x = 5 â€“ 3

x = 2

Again we have

y â€“ 4 = 3

y = 3 + 4

y = 7

Hence x = 2 and y = 7

**7. Find the values of x, y and z if **

**Solution:**

Given

Comparing the corresponding elements of given matrix, then we get

x + 2 = -5

x = -5 â€“ 2

x = -7

Also we have 5z = -20

z = -20/5

z = – 4

Again from given matrix we have

y^{2} + y â€“ 6 = 0

The above equation can be written as

y^{2} + 3y â€“ 2y â€“ 6 = 0

y (y + 3) â€“ 2 (y + 3) = 0

y + 3 = 0 or y â€“ 2 = 0

y = -3 or y = 2

Hence x = -7, y = -3, 2 and z = -4

**8. Find the values of x, y, a and b if**

**Solution:**

Given

Comparing the corresponding elements

x â€“ 2 = 3 and y = 1

x = 2 + 3

x = 5

again we have

a + 2b = 5â€¦.. i

3a â€“ b = 1 â€¦â€¦ii

Multiply (i) by 1 and (ii) by 2

a + 2b = 5

6a â€“ 2b = 2

Now by adding above equations we get

7a = 7

a = 7/7

a = 1

Substituting the value of a in (i) we get

1 + 2b = 5

2b = 5 -1

2b = 4

b = 4/2

b = 2

**9. Find the values of a, b, c and d if **

**Solution:**

Given

Comparing the corresponding terms, we get

3 = d

d = 3

Also we have

5 + c = -1

c = -1 â€“ 5

c = -6

Also we have,

a + b = 6 and a b = 8

we know that,

(a â€“ b)^{2} = (a + b)^{2} â€“ 4 ab

(6)^{2} â€“ 32 = 36 â€“ 32 = 4 = (Â± 2)^{2}

a â€“ b = Â± 2

If a â€“ b = 2

a + b = 6

Adding the above two equations we get

2a = 4

a = 4/2

a = 2

b = 6 â€“ 4

b = 2

Again we have a â€“ b = -2

And a + b = 6

Adding above equations we get

2a = 4

a = 4/2

a = 2

Also, b = 6 â€“ 2 = 4

a = 2 and b = 4

**10. Find the values of x, y, a and b, if**

**Solution:**

Given

Comparing the corresponding terms, we get

3x + 4y = 2â€¦.i

x â€“ 2y = 4 â€¦..ii

Multiply (i) by 1 and (ii) by 2

3x + 4y = 2, 2x â€“ 4y = 8

Adding the above equations we get

5x = 10

x = 10/5

x = 2

Substituting the value of x in (i)

we get

6 + 4y = 2

4y = 2 â€“ 6

4y = -4

y = -1

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Find the matrix X if:

(i) 3A + X = B

(ii) X â€“ 3B = 2A

**Solution:**

**7. Solve the matrix equation**

**Solution:**

Exercise 8.3

**Solution:**

Yes, the product is possible because of number of column in A = number of row in B

That is order of matrix is 2 Ã— 1

**Solution:**

Find 2PQ

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Given

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**7. Given matrices:**

**Find the products of **

**(i) ABC**

**(ii) ACB and state whether they are equal.**

**Solution:**

Now consider,

**Solution:**

Given

**Solution:**

**Find each of the following and state if they are equal.**

**(i) CA + B**

**(ii) A + CB**

**Solution:**

We can say that CA + B â‰ A + CB

Chapter test

**Solution:**

Given

comparing the corresponding elements

a + 3 = 2a + 1

â‡’ 2a â€“ a =3 â€“ 1

â‡’ a = 2Â bÂ² + 2 = 3b

â‡’ bÂ² â€“ 3b + 2 = 0

â‡’ bÂ² â€“ b â€“ 2b + 2 = 0

â‡’ b (b â€“ 1) â€“ 2 (b â€“ 1) = 0

â‡’ (b â€“ 1) (b â€“ 2) = 0.

Either b â€“ 1 = 0,

then b = 1Â or b â€“ 2 = 0,

then b = 2

Hence a = 2, b = 2 or 1

**Solution:**

Now comparing the corresponding elements

3a = 4 + a

a â€“ a = 4

2a = 4

Therefore, a = 2

3b = a + b + 6

3b â€“ b = 2 + 6

2b = 8

Therefore, b = 4

3d = 3 + 2d

3d â€“ 2d = 3

Therefore, d = 3

3c = c + d â€“ 1

3c â€“ c = 3 â€“ 1

2c = 2

Therefore, c = 1

Hence a = 2,b = 4, c = 1 and d= 3

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