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**1. If a matrix has 8 elements, what are the possible orders it can have? What if it has 5 elements?**

**Solution:**

If a matrix is of order m Ã— n elements, it has m n elements. So, if the matrix has 8 elements, we will find the ordered pairs m and n.

m n = 8

Then, ordered pairs m and n will be

m Ã— n be (8 Ã— 1),(1 Ã— 8),(4 Ã— 2),(2 Ã— 4)

Now, if it has 5 elements

Possible orders are (5 Ã— 1), (1 Ã— 5).

**Solution:**

(i)

Now, Comparing with equation (1) and (2)

a_{22}Â = 4 and b_{21}Â = â€“ 3

a_{22}Â + b_{21}Â = 4 + (â€“ 3) = 1

(ii)

Now, Comparing with equation (1) and (2)

a_{11}Â = 2, a_{22}Â = 4, b_{11}Â = 2, b_{22}Â = 4

a_{11}Â b_{11}Â + a_{22}Â b_{22}Â = 2 Ã— 2 + 4 Ã— 4 = 4 + 16 = 20

**3. Let A be a matrix of order 3 Ã— 4. If R _{1}Â denotes the first row of A and C_{2}Â denotes its second column, then determine the orders of matrices R_{1}Â and C_{2}.**

**Solution:**

Given A be a matrix of order 3 Ã— 4.

So, A = [a_{i j}] _{3Ã—4}

R_{1}Â = first row of A = [a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{14}]

So, order of matrix R_{1}Â = 1 Ã— 4

C_{2}Â = second column of

Therefore order ofÂ C_{2}Â = 3 Ã— 1

**4. Construct a 2 Ã—3 matrix A = [a _{j j}] whose elements a_{j j}Â are given by:**

**(i) a _{i j}Â = i Ã— j**

**(ii) a _{i j }= 2i â€“ j**

**(iii) a _{i j }= i + j**

**(iv) a _{i j} = (i + j)^{2}/2**

**Solution:**

(i) Given a_{i j}Â = i Ã— j

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2 Ã— 3}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 3 matrix are

[a_{11}, a

_{12}, a

_{13}, a

_{21}, a

_{22}, a

_{23}]

a_{11}Â = 1 Ã— 1 = 1

a_{12}Â = 1 Ã— 2 = 2

a_{13}Â = 1 Ã— 3 = 3

a_{21}Â = 2 Ã— 1 = 2

a_{22}Â = 2 Ã— 2 = 4

a_{23}Â = 2 Ã— 3 = 6

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(ii) Given a_{i j }= 2i â€“ j

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 3 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}

a_{11}Â = 2 Ã— 1 â€“ 1 = 2 â€“ 1 = 1

a_{12}Â = 2 Ã— 1 â€“ 2 = 2 â€“ 2 = 0

a_{13}Â = 2 Ã— 1 â€“ 3 = 2 â€“ 3 = â€“ 1

a_{21}Â = 2 Ã— 2 â€“ 1 = 4 â€“ 1 = 3

a_{22}Â = 2 Ã— 2 â€“ 2 = 4 â€“ 2 = 2

a_{23}Â = 2 Ã— 2 â€“ 3 = 4 â€“ 3 = 1

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(iii) Given a_{i j }= i + j

Let A = [a _{i j}] _{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 3 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}

a_{11}Â = 1 + 1 = 2

a_{12}Â = 1 + 2 = 3

a_{13}Â = 1 + 3 = 4

a_{21}Â = 2 + 1 = 3

a_{22}Â = 2 + 2 = 4

a_{23}Â = 2 + 3 = 5

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(iv) Given a_{i j} = (i + j)^{2}/2

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 3 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 3 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{13}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

a_{23}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

**5. Construct a 2 Ã— 2 matrix A = [a _{i j}] whose elements a_{i j}Â are given by:**

**(i) (i + j) ^{2 }/2**

**(ii) a _{i j} = (i – j)^{2 }/2**

**(iii) a _{i j} = (i – 2j)^{2 }/2**

**(iv) a _{i j} = (2i + j)^{2 }/2**

**(v) a _{i j} = |2i â€“ 3j|/2**

**(vi) a _{i j} = |-3i + j|/2**

**(vii) a _{i j} = e^{2ix} sin x j**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (i + j)^{2 }/2

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—2}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 2 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{21}, a_{22}

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(ii) Given a_{i j} = (i – j)^{2 }/2

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—2}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 2 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{21}, a_{22}

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(iii) Given a_{i j} = (i – 2j)^{2 }/2

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—2}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 2 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{21}, a_{22}

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(iv) Given a_{i j} = (2i + j)^{2 }/2

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—2}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 2 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{21}, a_{22}

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(v) Given a_{i j} = |2i â€“ 3j|/2

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—2}

So, the elements in a 2Ã—2 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{21}, a_{22}

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(vi) Given a_{i j} = |-3i + j|/2

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—2}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 2 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{21}, a_{22}

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

(vii) Given a_{i j} = e^{2ix} sin x j

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—2}

So, the elements in a 2 Ã— 2 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{21}, a_{22},

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

**6. Construct a 3Ã—4 matrix A = [a _{i j}] whose elements a_{i j}Â are given by:**

(i) a_{i j}Â = i + j

**(ii) a _{i j}Â = i â€“ j**

**(iii) a _{i j}Â = 2i**

**(iv) a _{i j}Â = j**

**(v) a _{i j}Â = Â½ |-3i + j|**

**Solution:**

(i) Given a_{i j}Â = i + j

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 3 Ã— 4 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{14,}Â a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{24}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{34}

A =

a_{11}Â = 1 + 1 = 2

a_{12}Â = 1 + 2 = 3

a_{13}Â = 1 + 3 = 4

a_{14}Â = 1 + 4 = 5

a_{21}Â = 2 + 1 = 3

a_{22}Â = 2 + 2 = 4

a_{23}Â = 2 + 3 = 5

a_{24 =}Â 2 + 4 = 6

a_{31}Â = 3 + 1 = 4

a_{32}Â = 3 + 2 = 5

a_{33}Â = 3 + 3 = 6

a_{34}Â = 3 + 4 = 7

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

(ii) Given a_{i j}Â = i â€“ j

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 3Ã—4 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{14,}Â a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{24}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{34}

A =

a_{11}Â = 1 â€“ 1 = 0

a_{12}Â = 1 â€“ 2 = â€“ 1

a_{13}Â = 1 â€“ 3 = â€“ 2

a_{14}Â = 1 â€“ 4 = â€“ 3

a_{21}Â = 2 â€“ 1 = 1

a_{22}Â = 2 â€“ 2 = 0

a_{23}Â = 2 â€“ 3 = â€“ 1

a_{24 =}Â 2 â€“ 4 = â€“ 2

a_{31}Â = 3 â€“ 1 = 2

a_{32}Â = 3 â€“ 2 = 1

a_{33}Â = 3 â€“ 3 = 0

a_{34}Â = 3 â€“ 4 = â€“ 1

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

(iii) Given a_{i j}Â = 2i

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 3Ã—4 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{14,}Â a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{24}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{34}

A =

a_{11}Â = 2Ã—1 = 2

a_{12}Â = 2Ã—1 = 2

a_{13}Â = 2Ã—1 = 2

a_{14}Â = 2Ã—1 = 2

a_{21}Â = 2Ã—2 = 4

a_{22}Â = 2Ã—2 = 4

a_{23}Â = 2Ã—2 = 4

a_{24 =}Â 2Ã—2 = 4

a_{31}Â = 2Ã—3 = 6

a_{32}Â = 2Ã—3 = 6

a_{33}Â = 2Ã—3 = 6

a_{34}Â = 2Ã—3 = 6

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

(iv) Given a_{i j}Â = j

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 3Ã—4 matrix are

_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{14,}Â a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{24}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{34}

A =

a_{11}Â = 1

a_{12}Â = 2

a_{13}Â = 3

a_{14}Â = 4

a_{21}Â = 1

a_{22}Â = 2

a_{23}Â = 3

a_{24 =}Â 4

a_{31}Â = 1

a_{32}Â = 2

a_{33}Â = 3

a_{34}Â = 4

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

(vi) Given a_{i j}Â = Â½ |-3i + j|

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{2Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 3Ã—4 matrix are

_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{14,}Â a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{24}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{34}

A =

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{13}Â =

a_{14}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

a_{23}Â =

a_{24 =}

a_{31}Â =

a_{32}Â =

a_{33}Â =

a_{34}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

Multiplying by negative sign we get,

**7. Construct a 4 Ã— 3 matrix A = [a _{i j}] whose elements a_{i j}Â are given by:**

**(i) a _{i j}Â = 2i + i/j**

**(ii) a _{i j}Â = (i â€“ j)/ (i + j)**

**(iii) a _{i j}Â = i**

**Solution:**

(i) Given a_{i j}Â = 2i + i/j

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{4Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 4 Ã— 3 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{41,}Â a_{42,}Â a_{43}

A =

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{13}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

a_{23}Â =

a_{31}Â =

a_{32}Â =

a_{33}Â =

a_{41}Â =

a_{42}Â =

a_{43}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

(ii) Given a_{i j}Â = (i â€“ j)/ (i + j)

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{4Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 4 Ã— 3 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{41,}Â a_{42,}Â a_{43}

A =

a_{11}Â =

a_{12}Â =

a_{13}Â =

a_{21}Â =

a_{22}Â =

a_{23}Â =

a_{31}Â =

a_{32}Â =

a_{33}Â =

a_{41}Â =

a_{42}Â =

a_{43}Â =

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

(iii) Given a_{i j}Â = i

Let A = [a_{i j}]_{4Ã—3}

So, the elements in a 4 Ã— 3 matrix are

a_{11}, a_{12}, a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{22}, a_{23}, a_{31, }a_{32, }a_{33, }a_{41,}Â a_{42,}Â a_{43}

A =

a_{11}Â = 1

a_{12}Â = 1

a_{13}Â = 1

a_{21}Â = 2

a_{22}Â = 2

a_{23}Â = 2

a_{31}Â = 3

a_{32}Â = 3

a_{33}Â = 3

a_{41}Â = 4

a_{42}Â = 4

a_{43}Â = 4

Substituting these values in matrix A we get,

A =

**8. Find x, y, a and b if**

**Solution:**

Given

Given that two matrices are equal.

We know that if two matrices are equal then the elements of each matrices are also equal.

Therefore by equating them we get,

3x + 4y = 2Â â€¦â€¦Â (1)

x â€“ 2y = 4Â â€¦â€¦Â (2)

a + b = 5Â â€¦â€¦ (3)

2a â€“ b = â€“ 5Â â€¦â€¦ (4)

Multiplying equation (2) by 2 and adding to equation (1), we get

3x + 4y + 2x â€“ 4y = 2 + 8

â‡’Â 5x = 10

â‡’Â x = 2

Now, substituting the value of x in equation (1)

3 Ã— 2 + 4y = 2

â‡’Â 6 + 4y = 2

â‡’Â 4y = 2 â€“ 6

â‡’Â 4y = â€“ 4

â‡’Â y = â€“ 1

Now by adding equation (3) and (4)

a + b + 2a â€“ b = 5 + (â€“ 5)

â‡’Â 3a = 5 â€“ 5 = 0

â‡’Â a = 0

Now, again by substituting the value of a in equation (3), we get

0 + b = 5

â‡’Â b = 5

âˆ´Â a = 0, b = 5, x = 2 and y = â€“ 1

**9. Find x, y, a and b if**

**Solution:**

We know that if two matrices are equal then the elements of each matrices are also equal.

Given that two matrices are equal.

Therefore by equating them we get,

2a + b = 4Â â€¦â€¦ (1)

And a â€“ 2b = â€“ 3Â â€¦â€¦Â (2)

And 5c â€“ d = 11Â â€¦â€¦Â (3)

4c + 3d = 24Â â€¦â€¦Â (4)

Multiplying equation (1) by 2 and adding to equation (2)

4a + 2b + a â€“ 2b = 8 â€“ 3

â‡’Â 5a = 5

â‡’Â a = 1

Now, substituting the value of a in equation (1)

2 Ã— 1 + b = 4

â‡’Â 2 + b = 4

â‡’Â b = 4 â€“ 2

â‡’Â b = 2

Multiplying equation (3) by 3 and adding to equation (4)

15c â€“ 3d + 4c + 3d = 33 + 24

â‡’Â 19c = 57

â‡’Â c = 3

Now, substituting the value of c in equation (4)

4 Ã— 3 + 3d = 24

â‡’Â 12 + 3d = 24

â‡’Â 3d = 24 â€“ 12

â‡’Â 3d = 12

â‡’Â d = 4

âˆ´Â a = 1, b = 2, c = 3 and d = 4

**10. Find the values of a, b, c and d from the following equations:**

**Solution:**

Given

We know that if two matrices are equal then the elements of each matrices are also equal.

Given that two matrices are equal.

Therefore by equating them we get,

2a + b = 4Â â€¦â€¦Â (1)

And a â€“ 2b = â€“ 3Â â€¦â€¦ (2)

And 5c â€“ d = 11Â â€¦â€¦Â (3)

4c + 3d = 24Â â€¦â€¦Â (4)

Multiplying equation (1) by 2 and adding to equation (2)

4a + 2b + a â€“ 2b = 8 â€“ 3

â‡’Â 5a = 5

â‡’Â a = 1

Now, substituting the value of a in equation (1)

2 Ã— 1 + b = 4

â‡’Â 2 + b = 4

â‡’Â b = 4 â€“ 2

â‡’Â b = 2

Multiplying equation (3) by 3 and adding to equation (4)

15c â€“ 3d + 4c + 3d = 33 + 24

â‡’Â 19c = 57

â‡’Â c = 3

Now, substituting the value of c in equation (4)

4 Ã— 3 + 3d = 24

â‡’Â 12 + 3d = 24

â‡’Â 3d = 24 â€“ 12

â‡’Â 3d = 12

â‡’Â d = 4

âˆ´Â a = 1, b = 2, c = 3 and d = 4