# Introduction to Matrices

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** Discipline: **

Math ** Subject: **

Pre-Calculus

Introduction to Matrices

What is a matrix?

A matrix is a rectangular array of variables or constants in horizontal rows and vertical columns enclosed in brackets.

1 6 9 5 3 02 7 4

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Element:

each value in a matrix; either a number or a constant.

Dimension - number of rows by number of columns of a matrix.

1 3 4 2

ROW

COLUMN

Equal Matrices-two matrices that have the same dimensions and each element of one matrix is equal to the corresponding element of the other matrix.

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