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I got 50. Is this correct? What is the best way to go about solving this problem?

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I got 50. Is this correct? What is the best way to go about solving this problem?

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Uh I got 42 this way. What's the answer?

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Then I looked at all the values the determinant could take (-4 to 4?) and counted the number of matrices which gave the particular value of the determinant. I got 42.

THEN i wrote a program to count the number of degenerate matrices. I got 50. So 50?

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