# Past Year SPM Questions (Matrices Paper 2

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1. Given that the inverse matix of A =   does not exist 6 k  a) Find the value of k b) Write the following simultaneous linear equations as a matrix equation. 3x – 2y = 7 5x – 4y = 9 Hence, calculate the values of x and y using matrices. ( 6 marks ) 2.
2 3  a) Find the inverse matrix of  5 6  .    b) Using matrices, calculate the value of x and of y that satisfy the following simultaneous linear equations:
2 x +3 y =1 5 x + 6 y = −2

3 1

( 6 marks ) 3. a) b)
3 The inverse matrix of  5  −4 − 6  is m   −5 −6   p  , find the value of m and of p. 3 

Using matrices, calculate the value of x and of y that satisfy the following simultaneous linear equations. 3x – 4y = -1 5x – 6y = 2 ( 6 marks )

4.

1 − 2  1 0  P =  P is a 2 x 2 matrix such that  3  0 1   4     a) Find the matrix P b) Write the following simultaneous linear equations as a matrix equation:
x − 2 y =8 3 x + 4 y = −6

Hence, using matrices, calculate the value of x and of y. ( 6 marks )

5.

2 − 5  3  and matrix Q = k  It is given that matrix P =  1  −1 3    1 0  PQ =  0 1     a) Find the value of k and of h

h  such that 2 

b)

Using matrices, find the value of x and of y that satisfy the following simultaneous linear equations : 2x – 5y = -17 x + 3y = 8 ( 6 marks )
1 − 4 2   n − 2  1 0     =  . Find the values of m and n. m  −5 3  5 − 4  0 1       Using matrices, calculate the value of x and y that satisfy the following matrix equation.

6.

(a) (b)

Given

− 4  −5 

2   x  1    =   3   y  2     

( 7 marks ) 7. (a) (b) Given that
1 p

4  q 

−2  1  1  − 3 

2  1  = 4  0  

0  . Find the value of p and q. 1 

Write the following simultaneous linear equations as matrix equation:
x +2 y = 2 − 3 x + 4 y = −11

Hence, using matrices, calculate the value of x and of y. ( 7 marks ) 8.
1 − 2  . a) Find the inverse matrix of  3 4    b) Write the following simultaneous linear equations as matrix equation:
x −2 y =4 3 x + 4 y =2

Hence, using matrix method, calculate the value of x and of y. ( 6 marks )

SPM Past Years (Matrices Paper 1)

1. B 2. A 3. A 4. D 5. A 6. A 7. D 8. A 9. D 10. D 11. D 12. C 13. A 14. A 15. C 16. A 17. C 18. A 19. B 20. B 21. D

Answer (Matrices Paper 2)

1.

a)

k=2
1  6  − 3 − 5  1 − 6  2 −5   4  −3  −3  2   4  3  2  1 

b)

3  5 

− 2  x   7    =   , x = 5 , y = 4 4  y   9     

2.

a)

b) x = -4, y = 3

3.

a)

m=

1 2

, p = 4 b) x = 7, y =

1 1 2

4.

a)

1 10

1 b)  3 

− 2  x   8    =   , x = 2, y = -3 4  y   − 6     

5.

a) k =

1 , h=5 1 1

b) x = -1, y = 3

6.

a) m = - 2, n = 3

b) x =

1 3 , y= 2 2 1 2

7.

a) p = 10, q = 3

b) x = 3, y = −

8.

a)

1  4 2   10  −3 1 

b) x = 2, y = -1

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