Can you take the determinant of a mxn matrix where m>n

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Number of rows>number of columns.

Just out of curiosity, I've never seen this done before. I don't even know how if it were possible.



Same with an mxn matrix where n>m+1. I don't think you would be able to find the determinant of this either.
 

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jbunniii
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No, the operation is not defined.
 
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gabbagabbahey
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Number of rows>number of columns.

Just out of curiosity, I've never seen this done before. I don't even know how if it were possible.



Same with an mxn matrix where n>m+1. I don't think you would be able to find the determinant of this either.

If you look up the definition of matrix determinant in your textbook, you'll see the answer fairly quickly!:wink:
 

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