Adding and subtracting matrices

Adding and subtracting matrices


We can add and subtract matrices only if the dimensio ns of the matrices are the same. For example,


We want to find out what A+B is. We see that we are allowed to add A and B together because both A and B has a dimension of 2 x 3.

To add the two matrices together, we simply just need to add the corresponding matrix elements of A and B. So,

Same idea goes for subtracting. We can subtract them because the dimensions are the same. If we want to find out what A - B is, then

  • 2.
    Understanding how to add and subtract matrices
    Can we add or subtract the following matrices?
  • 3.
    Adding matrices
    Add the following matrices:
  • 4.
    Subtracting matrices
    Subtract the following matrices
  • 5.
    Solving matrix equations
    Solve the following matrix equations:
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Adding and subtracting matrices

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