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Learn about matrices

  1. May 6, 2007 #1
    Iv just started (today is my first day)to learn about matrices. Now in my book it give's some practice problems and one I cant seem to get right. Can anyone here help me?
    Here is the problem..
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    Now the answer SHOULD be(according to the book)
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    But this is what I keep getting
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    You see, Im right... up untill I have to subtract that -3...Any thoughts?
     
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  3. May 6, 2007 #2

    cristo

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    Well.. you may need to show some working. For example, the bottom left element has values i=3, j=1. So plug these into your equation-- what do you get?
     
  4. May 6, 2007 #3
    Yeah thats what I thought I was supposed to do..but when I do that I get:

    a31= 3^2+2(1)-3=5

    See what Im say'n?
     
  5. May 6, 2007 #4
    9+2-3=5?

    How do you get that?
     
  6. May 6, 2007 #5
    :approve: haha woops...I see what I did..thanks man:biggrin:
     
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