The inverse of 3 x 3 matrix with determinants and adjugate - Matrices

The inverse of 3 x 3 matrix with determinants and adjugate

In this lesson, you will learn the long way of computing the inverse of a 3 x 3 matrix. This method requires 4 steps. The first step is the matrix of minor. Each entry in the matrix is a 2 x 2 matrix that is not in that entry's row or column. The second step is the adjugate. This requires you to take your matrix of minors and changing the signs of certain entries depending on the negative signs that appear in the checkerboard. The third step is to transpose. This requires you to switch all the rows and make them into columns. The last step is to multiply your transposed matrix by 1 over the determinant of the original matrix (scalar multiplication). All of these steps should now give you the inverse.

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This method is the long way of computing the inverse of a 3 x 3 matrix. To do this, we need to go through 4 steps:

1) The Matrix of Minors
2) The Adjugate
3) Transpose
4) Multiply by 1determinantoforiginalmatrix\;\frac{1}{determinant\; of\; original\; matrix}

Once we apply these steps, then we will find the inverse.
    • a)
      The Matrix of Minors
    • b)
      The Adjugate Matrix
    • c)
      Transpose
    • d)
      Multiply by 1determinantoforiginalmatrix\;\frac{1}{determinant\; of\; original\; matrix}
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The inverse of 3 x 3 matrix with determinants and adjugate

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