"! ) "
"$ "$ "$
" ' %
"$ "$ "$
$ & "
"$ "$ "$
following gives a solution to the above system?
(a) (b)
_ _
_ _ _ _
_ _
_ _ _ _
"! " $ "! ) "
"$ "$ "$ "$ "$ "$
) ' &
"$ "$ "$
" % " $ & "
"$ "$ "$ "$ "$ "$
" ' %
"$ "$ "$
" "
& &
' '
(c) (d)
_ _
_ _ _ _
_ _
_ _ _ _
"! " $ "! ) "
"$ "$ "$ "$ "$ "$
) ' &
"$ "$ "$
" % " $ & "
"$ "$ "$ "$ "$ "$
" "
" ' %
"$ "$ "$
" "
& &
' '
_ _ _ _
_ _
& "
# #
" ""
% %
"
%
(d) (e) E E
" #
" &
_ _
_ _
$ "
# #
" &
% %
9. Find an elementary matrix such that . I F IE
E F
$ ' " #
# % # %
_ _ _ _
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
" " " # " " " # " #
# # # # ! " ! " ! "
10. Which of the following matrices are symmetric. always
(i) (ii) (iii) for any scalar E E EE 5E 5
X X
(iv) E E
X
(a) (i), (ii), and (iii) only
(b) (i), (ii), and (iv) only
(c) (ii) and (iv) only
(d) (i) and (ii) only
(e) (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv)
11. Given that det , compute det .
_ _
_ _ _ _
< = > < = >
? @ A B )< C )= D )>
B C D )? )@ )A
%
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) $# $# #&' #&' !
12. If , calculate . det det
_ _
_
_ _
+ ,
 .
$
# # !
 " " #+
. # # #,
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) % "# "# % $
13. If is and , find . E $ $ #E $ E F F det det det
" $ " X
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
$ ) ) # #
) $ $ $ $
# $ $ $ $
$ % # % #
14. Compute the determinant of the following matrix,
_
_ _
$ " & #
" $ ! "
" ! & #
" " # "
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) $" "$# "$" "$! !
15. Find the adjoint of the following matrix .
_
_ _
" " #
$ " !
! " "
(a) (b) (c)
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
" " % " " % " " #
* " ! * " ! $ " '
! " % ! " % $ " %
(d) (e)
_ _
_ _ _ _
" " # " $ !
$ " ' " " "
$ " % # ! "
16. Find the eigenvalues of . E
# ! !
" # "
" $ #
_
_ _
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) # " " " " # " # " # " !
17. Suppose that a matrix (not given) has eigenvalues with eigenvectors E " # $ 
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
" " !
# ! !
" " "
T H T ET H and , respectively. Find and so that .
"
(a) , T H
" # " " ! !
" ! " ! # !
! ! " ! ! $
_ _
_ _ _ _
(b) , T H
! " " $ ! !
! # ! ! " !
" " " ! ! #
_ _
_ _ _ _
(c) , T H
" " ! " ! !
! # ! ! $ !
" " " ! ! #
_ _
_ _ _ _
(d) , T H
" " ! $ ! !
# ! ! ! # !
" " " ! ! "
_ _
_ _ _ _
(e) , T H
" ! " " ! !
# ! ! ! # !
" " " ! ! $
_ _
_ _ _ _
18. Suppose for some diagonalizable matrix (not given). Calculate : " $ $ E  
$
E
#&
.
(a) (b) (c)
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
! ! ! #& ! ! #& ! !
! ! ! ! #& ! ! #& !
! ! ! ! ! #& ! ! #&
(d) (e)
_ _
_ _ _ _
" ! ! " ! !
! " ! ! " !
! ! " ! ! "
19. x Suppose that is an eigenvalue of with eigenvector , and is an eigenvalue of with  
" #
E F
the same eigenvector . Consider the following statements. x
(i) is an eigenvalue of the matrix  
" #
E F
(ii) is an eigenvalue of the matrix  
" #
FE
(iii) is an eigenvalue of the matrix 
"
$ $
E
Which of the above statements are always true?
(a) (i), (ii), and (iii)
(b) (i) and (ii) only
(c) (i) and (iii) only
(d) (ii) only
(e) (i) only
20. In Matlab what command could be used to create the row vector
( ? $ & ( * "" "$ "& "( "*
(a) (b) (c) >>[3 by 2 to 19] >>3:2:19 >>[3 to 19 by 2]
(d) >>for (i = 3 to 19 by 2) x[i] = i end
(e) >>[3;5;7;9;11;13;15;17;19]
21. Correctly fill out the bubbles corresponding to your student number and the version number
of your test in the correct places on the computer card. (Use the below computer card for
this sample test.)
Math 1B03
2nd Sample Test #1
Name:___________________________________________
(Last Name) (First Name)
Student Number: Tutorial Number: _____________________ ____________________
This test consists of 20 multiple choice questions worth 1 mark each (no part marks), and 1
question worth 1 mark (no part marks) on proper computer card filling. All questions must be
answered on the COMPUTER CARD with an HB PENCIL. Marks will not be deducted for
wrong answers (i.e., there is no penalty for guessing). You are responsible for ensuring that your
copy of the test is complete. Bring any discrepancy to the attention of the invigilator.
Calculators are NOT allowed.
1. F and that express the given system of linear equations as a single ind matrices , E \ F
matrix equation . E\ F
%B $B B "
&B B )B $
#B &B *B B !
$B B (B #
" $ %
" # %
" # $ %
# $ %
(a) E \ F
! % $ " B "
! & " ) B $
# & * " B !
! $ " ( B #
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
"
#
$
%
(b) E \ F
% ! $ " " B !
& " ! ) $ B !
# & * " ! B !
! $ " ( # B !
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
"
#
$
%
(c) E \ F
% ! $ " " B "
& " ! ) $ B $
# & * " ! B !
! $ " ( # B #
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
"
#
$
%
(d) E \ F
% ! $ " B "
& " ! ) B $
# & * " B !
! $ " ( B #
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
"
#
$
%
(e) E \ F
! % $ " " B !
! & " ) $ B !
# & * " ! B !
! $ " ( # B !
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
"
#
$
%
2. Consider the matrices
E G I
$ ! ' " $
" # " " #
" " % " $
" % #
$ " &
_ _
_ _ _ _
_ _
,
Compute , if possible. G E #I
X X X
(a) (b) (c) (d) undefined
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
"& ( "! "& $ "# "& "% "#
"! ! * "% ! ( $ ! "#
"% "! "$ "# "# "$ "# ( "$
(e)
_
_ _
"& "! "%
( ! "!
"! * "$
3. Solve the following system of equations
#B B B B #B "
$B $B #B $B !
#B B B B "
" # $ % &
" # $ &
" # $ %
(a) (b) (c) no solution B $ #= %> B $ #= )>
B " #> B =
B & $= > B ' $= "&>
B = B " #= "#>
B > B >
" "
# #
$ $
% %
& &
(d) (e) B $ #= )> B " = %>
B " > B " $= >
B ' $= "&> B =
B = B #= '>
B > B >
" "
# #
$ $
% %
& &
4. Use determinants to find all of the possible real values of which make the following matrix +
not invertible.
E
" " +
+ " +
+ " #
_
_ _
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) and # " " " # !
5. Find conditions on , , and such that the system has infinitely many solutions + , 
B $C #D )
B D #
$B $C +D ,
(a) +  & !
(b) and +  ! , # # &
(c) and +  & ! , # # !
(d) and +  ! , # # &
(e) and +  & ! , # # !
6. Find the diagonal entries of the inverse of .
_
_ _
$ " #
" " $
" # %
(a) (b) (c)
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
# # #
& & &
# # #
& & &
% % %
#& #& #&
(b) (b)
_ _
_ _ _ _
# #
& &
# #
& &
% %
#& #&
7. Consider the following matrix,
E
" #
! $
_ _
Note that can be reduced to using the following row operations: E M
(i) r > r
# #
"
$
(ii) r > r r
" " #
#
Using the above two row operations in the above order, find elementary matrices and I I
" #
such that . E I I
" #
" "
(a) (b) I I I I
" ! " !
! !
" # " #
! " ! "
" # " # " "
$ $
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(c) (d) I I I I
" ! " # " #
! $ ! " ! "
" !
!
" # " # "
$
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(e) I I
" !
!
" #
! "
" # "
$
_ _ _ _
8. Suppose that and are symmetric matrices. Which of the following matrices are E F always
symmetric?
(i) (ii) (iii) E EF EF FE
"
(a) (b) (c) (d) (i) only (i) and (ii) only (i) and (iii) only (ii) and (iii) only
(e) none of them
9. If , which of the following is equal to ? E ! M E
$ "
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) M E M E E M E M E E M E E
# # #
10. skewsymmetric A matrix is if . Suppose that and are both skew E E E E F
X
symmetric. Which of the following matrices are always skewsymmetric?
(i) (ii) (iii) E F EF 5E
(a) (i) only
(b) (i) and (iii) only
(c) (iii) only
(d) (i), (ii), and (iii)
(e) (ii) only
11. Consider the following statements,
(i) for all matrices and . E F F E 8 8 E F
# #
(ii) det det E F E F
X X
(iii) If then or . EF ! E ! F !
Which of the above statements are always true?
(a) (i) only
(b) (i) and (ii) only
(c) (i) and (iii) only
(d) (ii) and (iii) only
(e) all of them
12. Let . Given that use the adjoint to find the entry in E E %
" # % "
% ! " #
$ $ ( !
$ & ' %
_
_ _
det
row 1 column 2 of . E
"
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
* * '&
% % #
* *
13 idempotent . if . If is idempotent, which of the A square matrix is called T T T T
#
following matrices are also idempotent?
(i) (ii) (iii) MT M T M #T
(a) (i) only
(b) (i) and (ii)
(c) (i) and (iii)
(d) (ii) only
(e) (i), (ii), and (iii)
14. If is and , find adj . E $ $ E # E % E det det
"
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) $'% $'& (#*
(#* $'&
# #
15. Let and assume that . Compute where E E # #F
+ , 
: ; <
? @ A
_
_ _
det det
"
F
%? #+ :
%@ #, ;
%A # <
_
_ _
.
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) " "' #
" "
# %
16. Let and be matrices. Consider the following statements. E F 8 8
(i) det det EF FE
(ii) det det det E F E F
(iii) det det E E
Which of the above statements are always true?
(a) (i) only
(b) (i) and (ii) only
(c) (i) and (iii) only
(d) (i), (ii), and (iii)
(e) (iii) only
17. Given that the matrix has as one of its eigenvalues, find the E "
! " "
" ! "
" " !
_
_ _

corresponding eigenvector(s).
(a) (b) (c) (d) and and
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
" " " " " !
" ! " ! " "
! " ! " " "
(e) and
_ _
_ _ _ _
" "
" "
" !
18. Find a matrix such that is diagonal. T T ET E
! ! !
! $ #
! " !
"
_
_ _
(a) (b) (c)
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
" ! ! " ! ! " ! !
! " # ! " # ! " #
! " " ! " " ! " "
(d) (e)
_ _
_ _ _ _
" ! ! " ! !
" " # ! " #
! " " " " "
19. Consider the following statements.
(i) If is diagonal, and is diagonal, then diagonalizable. T ET T FT EF
" "
(ii) If is diagonalizable then , where are the (not E E det      
" # 8 " # 8
necessarily distinct) eigenvalues of . E
(iii) If is diagonalizable then must be invertible. E E
Which of the above statements are always true?
(a) (ii) only
(b) (ii) and (iii) only
(c) all of them
(d) (i) and (iii) only
(e) (i) and (ii) only
20. x In Matlab, suppose that we have defined a vector , and we want to square every component
of the vector . Which command could accomplish this? x
(a) (b) (c) >>x^2 >>square(x) >>x[1]^2,x[2]^2,...,x[n]^2
(d) (d) >>x.^2 >>for i = 1 to size(x) x[i] = x[i]^2 endfor
21. Correctly fill out the bubbles corresponding to your student number and the version number
of your test in the correct places on the computer card. (Use the below computer card for
this sample test.)
Answers for 1st Sample Test #1
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. d c e a b b b b e d
11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. b c b b d a b e a b
21.
NOTE: On the sample tests, a version number is not given. On the actual tests, it will say
"Version X" at the top, where X is the version number that you will have to fill in on the
computer card. The sample answer above assumes that the test says "Version 3" at the top.
On the actual test you will have to fill in the bubble corresponding to the version number of
YOUR test (which may or may not be Version 3). The sample above also assumes that your
student number is 8816132. On the actual test, you will have to fill in the bubbles
corresponding to YOUR student number (not 8816132).
Answers for 2nd Sample Test #1
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. d b d a c a a a b b
11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. b a a b b a a c e d
21. see the answer to #21 on the first sample test above.