# NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 3

## NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 3 - Matrices

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Q 1: What are the main topics and subtopics of the chapter Matrices?

Ans: Matrices are one of the easiest chapters in maths, which, when understood, would become fun to solve. The concepts are as follows: Applications, Matrices, Order of matrices, Types of matrices includes Column matrix, Row matrix, Square matrix, Diagonal matrix, Scalar matrix, Identity matrix, Zero matrix and Equal matrix. You will also read about Operations of matrices which includes Addition of matrices, Subtraction of matrices and Multiplication of matrices.

The chapter also explains about various laws which are: Commutative law, Associative law, Distributive law, Existence of multiplicative identity and Cancellation law. You will also get an idea of Transpose of a matrix, Properties of transpose, Symmetric and skew matrices and Invertible matrices.

Q 2: Give me a glimpse of the chapter Matrices.

Ans: Matrices are majorly rectangular arrays of numbers which are represented in rows and columns. Basically, matrices are used to perform various mathematical operations such as addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. Representing data related to population, infant mortality rate, etc. are some of the widely used areas where matrices are implemented to simplify the calculations and ease the representation of data.

Matrices have substantial use in plotting graphs, statistics and various scientific research purposes. The most common and popular application of matrices is in solving linear equations. Matrices are even used to represent the coefficients of a linear equation. Other than that, matrices even find application in 3D maths, where they are used to define the relationship between two coordinate spaces.

Q 3: How do our solutions help you in scoring good marks in the examination?

Ans: Start solving easier problems and slowly move to the medium level and then to the complex level. After each and every topic try to solve the questions and check where you are lagging behind. Practice the weaker area of that particular concept as many times as you can. This also helps you in knowing your strength along with the weakness.

Maths is always a part of our life and it will also be used in our day to day life. The short-cut technique to score well in maths is to practice. Do not mug up the solutions, try to understand them and solve it in your own way and then check where you have gone wrong.