4 2 1
3 5 7
1 2 1
A as the sum of symmetric and a skewsymmetric matrix.
Q03. If a, b, c are in arithmetic progression, prove that
+ + +
+ + + =
+ + +
1 2
2 4 0
3 6
x x x a
x x x b
x x x c
.
OR Solve:
3 8 3 3
3 3 8 3 0
3 3 3 8
x
x
x
.
Q04. Solve: + + = + = + + =
2 3 10 4 6 5 6 9 20
4, 1, 2
a b c a b c a b c
.
OR Using properties of determinants, prove that:
+ +
+ + = + +
+ +
2 2
2 2 3
2 2
( )
bc b bc c bc
a ac ac c ac ab bc ca
a ab b ab ab
.
Q05. Construct a 2 2 matrix
(
=
ij
A a , where
=
2
(3 )
2
ij
i j
a .
Q06. Find the value of p and q such that + =
2
A pI qA , where
(
=
(
3 1
7 5
A .
Q07. Prove that:
+
+ = +
+
2 3
2 3
2 3
1
1 (1 )( )( )( )
1
x x px
y y py pxyz x y y z z x
z z pz
.
Q08. Evaluate:
(
(
(
(
+ ( (
(
(
(
a
c b
a b a b c d
d c
d
.
OR In XII class examination, 25 students from school A and 35 students from school B
appeared. Only 20 students from each school could get through the examination. Out of them, 15
students from school A and 10 students from school B secured full marks. Write down this
information in matrix from.
Q09. Find
1
A , if
 

=


\ .
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 0
A . Also show that
=
2
1
3
2
A I
A .
Q10. Determine a matrix X such that + + = 2 0 A B X , where
 
=

\ .
1 2
3 4
A and
 
=

\ .
3 2
1 5
B .
Matrices & Determinants
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TEST 02
Q01. Find the equation of the line joining the points (1, 2) and (3, 6) using determinants.
Q02. For what value of x, the matrix
+  

\ .
5 1
2 4
x x
is singular?
Q03. If matrix A is of order 3 3 and =   9 A , find the value of  .  A adjA .
Q04. Given a square matrix A of order 3 3 , it is provided that = 3    A k A . Write the value of k.
OR What is the value of
3
3I , where
3
I is the identity matrix of order 3?
Q05. If A is a matrix of order 2 3 and B is a matrix of order 3 5 , then write the order of matrix ( )
T
AB .
Q06. Three shopkeepers A, B, C are using polythene, handmade bags (prepared by prisoners), and
newspapers envelope as carry bags. It is found that the shopkeepers A, B, C are using (20,30,40),
(30,40,20,), (40,20,30) polythene, handmade bags and newspapers envelopes respectively. The
shopkeepers A, B, C spent `250, `270 & `200 on these carry bags respectively. Find the cost of
each carry bags using matrices. Keeping in mind the social & environmental conditions, which
shopkeeper is better? Why?
Q07. If
(
(
3 5
4 2
A = , show that =
2
5 14I 0 A A . Hence or, otherwise find a matrix B such that = I BA .
Q08. Using properties of determinants, prove the following:
+
+ = + +
+
2
2 3
2
( )
( ) 2 ( )
( )
b c ab ca
ab c a bc abc a b c
ca bc a b
OR
+ + +
+ + + =
+ + +
2
a b b c c a a b c
b c c a a b b c a
c a a b b c c a b
.
Q09. Using induction, prove that
+ (
= e
(
1 2 4
, N
1 2
n
n n
A n
n n
if
(
=
(
3 4
1 1
A .
OR Using elementary transformations, find the inverse of
(
(
(
(
1 3 2
3 0 1
2 1 0
.
Q10. If
( (
( (
= =
( (
( (
2 1 1 3 1 1
1 2 1 , 1 3 1
1 1 2 1 1 3
A B then, find AB. Use this to solve the given system of
equations: + = = + = 2 1, 2 4, 2 3 x y z y z x x y z .
OR If
(
(
=
(
(
2 0 1
1 2 3
2 2 1
A then compute
1
A . Hence solve: = + + = + = 2 4, 2 3 0, 2 2 2 x z x y z x y z .
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Answers of Matrices & Determinants
TEST 01
Q01. = 4 x Q02.
( (
( (
+
( (
( (
4 5 / 2 0 0 1/ 2 1
5 / 2 5 5 / 2 1/ 2 0 9 / 2
0 5 / 2 1 1 9 / 2 0
Q03.
2 11
,
3 3
Q04. = = = 2, 3, 5 a b c Q05.
(
(
2 1/ 2
25 / 2 8
Q06. = = 8 p q
Q08.
(
+ + + + +
2 2 2 2
ac bd a b c d
Q09.
 



\ .
1 1 0
1
1 1 1
2
0 1 1
Q10.
 
=

\ .
1 2
7 13
X .
TEST 02
Q01. = 2 0 x y Q02. = 3 x Q03. 729 Q04. 27 OR 27
Q05. 5 2 Q06. Polythene = `1, Handmade bag = `5, Newspapers envelope = `2.
Shopkeeper A is better for environmental conditions. As he is using least no. of polythene. Shopkeeper B
is also better for social conditions as he is using handmade bags (prepared by prisoners). Shopkeeper C
is better too as the newspapers envelope used by him give employment to some people.
Q07.
(
(
2 5
1
14 4 3
Q09.
(
(
(
(
1 2 3
2 4 7
3 5 9
Q10. = = = = 4I; 1, 2, 1 AB x y z or
(
(
= = = =
(
(
1
8 2 2
1
7 0 7 ; 2, 1, 0
14
2 4 4
A x y z .
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(
(
(
(
School
A B
Appeared 25 35
Got through exam 20 20
Secured full marks 15 10
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