## NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 4 Exercise 4.6 (Ex 4.6)

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### Important Topics

The topics covered in the NCERT Class 12 Maths Chapter 4 are given below.

Sections | Topics |

4.1 | Introduction |

4.2 | Determinant |

4.3 | Properties of Determinants |

4.4 | Area of a Triangle |

4.5 | Adjoint and Inverse of a Matrix |

4.6 | Applications of Determinants and Matrices |

## Access NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 4 – Determinants

1. Examine the consistency of the system of equations.

$x + 2y = 2$

$2x + 3y = 3$

Ans: The given system of equations is:

$x + 2y = 2$

$2x + 3y = 3$

The given system of equations is:

$\begin{array}{l} x+2y=2 \\ 2x+3y=3 \end{array}$

The given system of equations can be written in the form of $A X=B$, where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ll}1 & 2 \\ 2 & 3\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}2 \\ 3\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}2 \\ 3\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=1(3)-2(2)=3-4=-1 \neq 0$

$\therefore A$ is non-singular. Therefore, $A^{-1}$ exists.

Hence, the given system of equations is consistent.

2. Examine the consistency of the system of equations.

$2x - y = 5$

$x + y = 4$

Ans: The given system of equations is:

$\begin{array}{l} 2 x-y=5 \\ x+y=4 \end{array}$

The given system of equation can be written in the form of $A X=B$, where $A=\left[\begin{array}{cc}2 & -1 \\ 1 & 1\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}5 \\ 4\end{array}\right]$ $|A|=2(1)-(-1)(1)=2+1=3 \neq 0$

$\therefore A$ is non-singular. Therefore, $A^{-1}$ exists.

Hence, the given system of equations is consistent.

3. Examine the consistency of the system of equations.

$x + 3y = 5$

$2x + 6y = 8$

Ans: The given system of equations is:

$\begin{array}{l} x+3 y=5 \\ 2 x+6 y=8 \end{array}$

The given system of equation can be written in the form of $A X=B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ll}1 & 3 \\ 2 & 6\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}5 \\ 8\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=1(6)-3(2)=6-6=0$

$\therefore A$ is a singular matrix. $(\operatorname{ad} j A)=\left[\begin{array}{cc}6 & -3 \\ -2 & 1\end{array}\right]$

$(a d j A) B=\left[\begin{array}{cc} 6 & -3 \\ -2 & 1 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} 5 \\ 8 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{l} 30-24 \\ -10+8 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{c} 6 \\ -2 \end{array}\right] \neq 0$

Thus, the solution of the given system of equations does not exists. Hence, the given system of equations is inconsistent.

4. Examine the consistency

$x + y + z = 1$

$2x + 3y + 2z = 2$

$ax + ay + 2az = 4$

Ans: The given system of equations is:

$x + y + z = 1$

$2x + 3y + 2z = 2$

$ax + ay + 2az = 4$

The system of equation can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}1 & 1 & 1 \\ 2 & 3 & 2 \\ a & a & 2 a\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}1 \\ 2 \\ 4\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=1(6 a-2 a)-1(4 a-2 a)+1(2 a-3 a)$

$=4 a-2 a-a=4 a-3 a=a \neq 0$

$\therefore A$ is a non-singular matrix. Therefore, $A^{-1}$ exists. Hence, the given system of equation is consistent.

5. Examine the consistency of the system of equations.

$3x - y - 2z = 2$

$2y - z = - 1$

$3x - 5y = 3$

Ans: The given system of equation is:

$3x - y - 2z = 2$

$2y - z = - 1$

$3x - 5y = 3$

This system of equations can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}3 & -1 & -2 \\ 0 & 2 & -1 \\ 3 & -5 & 0\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{c}2 \\ -1 \\ 3\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=3(-5)-0+3(1+4)=-15+15=0$

$\therefore A$ is a singular matrix.

Now $(\operatorname{adj} A)=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}-5 & 10 & 5 \\ -3 & 6 & 3 \\ -6 & 12 & 6\end{array}\right]$

$\therefore(a d j A) B=\left[\begin{array}{ccc} -5 & 10 & 5 \\ -3 & 6 & 3 \\ -6 & 12 & 6 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{c} 2 \\ -1 \\ 3 \end{array}\right]$

$=\left[\begin{array}{c} -10-10+15 \\ -6-6+9 \\ -12-12+18 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{l} -5 \\ -3 \\ -6 \end{array}\right] \neq 0$

Thus, the solution of the given system of equations does not exist. Hence, the system of equations is inconsistent.

6. Examine the consistency of the system of equations.

$5x - y + 4z = 5$

$2x + 3y + 5z = 2$

$5x - 2y + 6z = - 1$

Ans: The given system of equation is:

$5x - y + 4z = 5$

$2x + 3y + 5z = 2$

$5x - 2y + 6z = - 1$

The system of equation can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}5 & -1 & 4 \\ 2 & 3 & 5 \\ 3 & -2 & 6\end{array}\right], X\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{c}5 \\ 2 \\ -1\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=5(18+10)+1(12-25)+4(-4-15)$

$\begin{array}{l} =5(28)+1(-13)+4(-19) \\ =140-13-76 \\ =51 \neq 0 \end{array}$

$\therefore A$ is non-singular. Therefore, $A^{-1}$ exists. Hence, the given system of equations is consistent.

7.Solve the system of linear equations, using the matrix method.

$5x + 2y = 4$

$7x + 3y = 5$

Ans: The given system of equations can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ll}5 & 2 \\ 7 & 3\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}4 \\ 5\end{array}\right]$

Now $|A|=15-14-1 \neq 0$

Thus, $A$ is non-singular. Therefore, its inverse exists.

Now,

$\begin{array}{l} A^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{|\mathrm{~A}|}(\operatorname{adj} A) \\ \therefore A^{-1}=\left[\begin{array}{cc} 3 & -2 \\ -7 & 5 \end{array}\right] \\ \therefore X=A^{-1} B=\left[\begin{array}{cc} 3 & -2 \\ -7 & 5 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} 4 \\ 5 \end{array}\right] \\ \Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{c} 12-10 \\ -28+25 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{c} 2 \\ -3 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

Hence, $x=2$ and $y=-3$

8 Solve the system of linear equations, using the matrix method.

$2x - y = - 2$

$3x + 4y = 3$

Ans: The given system of equations can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{cc}2 & -1 \\ 3 & 4\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{c}-2 \\ 3\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=8+3=11 \neq 0$

Thus, $A$ is non-singular. Therefore, its inverse exists.

$\begin{array}{l} A^{-1}=|A|^{1}(\operatorname{adj} A)=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{cc} 4 & 1 \\ -3 & 2 \end{array}\right] \\ \therefore X=A^{-1} B=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{cc} 4 & 1 \\ -3 & 2 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{c} -2 \\ 3 \end{array}\right] \\ \Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{c} -8+3 \\ 6+6 \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{l} -5 \\ 12 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{c} -\dfrac{5}{11} \\ \dfrac{12}{11} \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

Hence, $x=\dfrac{-5}{11}$ and $y=\dfrac{12}{11}$.

9. Solve the system of linear equations, using the matrix method.

$4x - 3y = 3$

$3x - 5y = 7$

Ans: The given system of equations can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ll}4 & -3 \\ 3 & -5\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}3 \\ 7\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=-20+9=-11 \neq 0$

Thus, $A$ is non-singular. Therefore, its inverse exists.

Now, $A^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{\mid A}(a d i-A)=-\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{ll}-5 & 3 \\ -3 & 4\end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{cc}5 & -3 \\ 3 & -4\end{array}\right]$

$\therefore X=A^{-1} B=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{ll} 5 & -3 \\ 3 & -4 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} 3 \\ 7 \end{array}\right]$

$\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{ll} 5 & -3 \\ 3 & -4 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} 3 \\ 7 \end{array}\right]$

$\begin{aligned} =& \dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{c} 15-21 \\ 9-28 \end{array}\right] \\ &=\dfrac{1}{11}\left[\begin{array}{c} -6 \\ -19 \end{array}\right] \\ =\left[\begin{array}{r} -\dfrac{6}{11} \\ -\dfrac{19}{11} \end{array}\right] \end{aligned}$

Hence, $x=\dfrac{-6}{11}$ and $y=\dfrac{-19}{11}$

10. Solve the system of linear equations, using the matrix method.

$5x + 2y = 3$

$3x + 2y = 5$

Ans: The system of equation is

$\begin{array}{l} 5 x+2 y=3 \\ 3 x+2 y=5 \end{array}$

Writing the above equation as $\mathrm{AX}=\mathrm{B}$

$\left[\begin{array}{ll} 5 & 2 \\ 3 & 2 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{l} 3 \\ 5 \end{array}\right]$

Hence $A=\left[\begin{array}{ll}5 & 2 \\ 3 & 2\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y\end{array}\right] \&\; B=\left[\begin{array}{l}3 \\ 5\end{array}\right]$

Calculating |A|

$\begin{aligned} |\mathrm{A}| &=\left|\begin{array}{ll} 5 & 2 \\ 3 & 2 \end{array}\right| \\ &=5(2)-3(2)=10-6=4 \end{aligned}$

Since $|\mathrm{A}| \neq 0$

The System of equation is consistent and has a unique solution

Now,

$\begin{array}{l} A X=B \\ X=A^{-1} B \end{array}$

Calculating $\mathrm{A}^{-1}$

$A^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{|A|} \operatorname{adj}(A)$

Interchange sign

$\operatorname{adj} A=\left[\begin{array}{cc}2 & -2 \\ -3 & 5\end{array}\right]$

Now,

$\begin{array}{l} \mathrm{A}^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{|\mathrm{~A}|} \operatorname{adj} \mathrm{A} \\ \mathrm{A}^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{cc} 2 & -2 \\ -3 & 5 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

Thus,

$X=A^{-1} B$

$\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{cc} 2 & -2 \\ -3 & 5 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} 3 \\ 5 \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{c} 2(3)+(-2) 5 \\ -3(3)+5(5) \end{array}\right]$

$\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{c} 6-10 \\ -9+25 \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{c} -4 \\ 16 \end{array}\right]$

$\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{c} -1 \\ 4 \end{array}\right]$

Hence, $x=-1 \;\&\; y=4$

11. Solve the system of linear equations, using the matrix method.

$2x + y + z = 1$

$x - 2y - z = \dfrac{3}{2}$

$3y - 5z = 9$

Ans: The given system can be written as $A X=B$, where

$A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 2 & 1 & 1 \\ 2 & -4 & -2 \\ 0 & 3 & -5 \end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \\ z \end{array}\right] \text { and } B=\left[\begin{array}{l} 1 \\ 3 \\ 9 \end{array}\right]$

$\begin{array}{l}\left|\begin{array}{lll}2 & 1 & 1 \\ 2 & -4 & -2 \\ 0 & 3 & -5\end{array}\right| \\ = & 2(20+6)-1(-10-0)+1(6-0) \\ = & 52+10+6=68 \neq 0\end{array}$

Thus, $\mathrm{A}$ is non-singular, Therefore, its inverse exists.

Therefore, the given system is consistent and has a unique solution given by $X=$ $A^{-1} B$

Cofactors of $A$ are

$\begin{array}{l} A_{11}=20+6=26 \\ A_{12}=-(-10+0)=10 \\ A_{13}=6+0=6 \\ A_{21}=-(-5-3)=8 \\ A_{22}=-10-0=-10 \\ A_{23}=-(6-0)=-6 \\ A_{31}=(-2+4)=2 \\ A_{32}=-(-4-2)=6 \\ A_{33}=-8-2=-10 \end{array}$

$\operatorname{adj}(A)=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}26 & 10 & 6 \\ 8 & -10 & -6 \\ 2 & 6 & -10\end{array}\right]^{T}$

$=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}26 & 8 & 2 \\ 10 & -10 & 6 \\ 6 & -6 & -10\end{array}\right]$

$\therefore A^{-1}=\frac{1}{|A|}(\operatorname{adj} A)=\frac{1}{68}\left[\begin{array}{ccc}26 & 8 & 2 \\ 10 & -10 & 6 \\ 6 & -6 & -10\end{array}\right]$

Now, $X=A^{-1} B \Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$

$=\frac{1}{68}\left[\begin{array}{ccc}26 & 8 & 2 \\ 10 & -10 & 6 \\ 6 & -6 & -10\end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l}1 \\ 3 \\ 9\end{array}\right]$

$\Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]=\frac{1}{68}\left[\begin{array}{c}26+24+18 \\ 10-30+54 \\ 6-18-90\end{array}\right]$

$=\frac{1}{68}\left[\begin{array}{c}68 \\ 34 \\ -102\end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{c}1 \\ \frac{1}{2} \\ \frac{-3}{2}\end{array}\right]$

Hence, $x=1, y=\frac{1}{2}$ and $z=\frac{-3}{2}$

12. Solve a system of linear equations, using matrix method.

$x - y + z = 4$

$2x + y - 3z = 0$

$x + y + z = 2$

Ans: The given system of equations can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}1 & -1 & 1 \\ 2 & 1 & -3 \\ 1 & 1 & 1\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}4 \\ 0 \\ 2\end{array}\right]$

Now, $|A|=1(1+3)+1(2+3)+1(2-1)=4+5+1=10 \neq 0$

Thus $A$ is non-singular. Therefore, its inverse exists. Now, $A_{11}=4, A_{12}=-5, A_{13}=1$

$\begin{array}{l} A_{21}=2, A_{22}=0, A_{23}=-2 \\ A_{31}=2, A_{32}=5, A_{33}=3 \\ \therefore A^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{|A|}(a d j A)=\dfrac{1}{10}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 4 & 2 & 2 \\ -5 & 0 & 5 \\ 1 & -2 & 3 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

$\begin{array}{l} \therefore X=A^{-1} B=\dfrac{1}{10}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 4 & 2 & 2 \\ -5 & 0 & 5 \\ 1 & -2 & 3 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} 4 \\ 0 \\ 2 \end{array}\right] \\ \Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \\ z \end{array}\right]-\dfrac{1}{10}\left[\begin{array}{c} 16+0+4 \\ -20+0+10 \\ 4+0+6 \end{array}\right] \\ =\dfrac{1}{10}\left[\begin{array}{c} 20 \\ -10 \\ 10 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

$=\left[\begin{array}{c} 2 \\ -1 \\ 1 \end{array}\right]$

Hence, $x=2,\; y=-1,\;\text{&}\; z=1$

13. Solve the system of linear equations, using the matrix method. $2x + 3y + 3z = 5$

$x - 2y + z = - 4$

$3x - y - 2z = 3$

Ans: The given system of equation can be written in the form of $A X=B$ where

$\begin{array}{c} |A|=2(4+1)-3(2-3)+3(-1+6) \\ \quad=2(5)-3(-5)+3(5) \\ =10+15+15=40 \neq 0 \end{array}$

Thus, $A$ is non-singular. Therefore, its inverse exists. Now.

$\begin{array}{l} A_{11}=5, A_{2}=5, A_{13}=5 \\ A_{21}=3, A_{22}=-13, A_{23}-11 \\ A_{34}=9, A_{12}=1, A_{35}=-7 \\ \therefore A^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{|A|}(a d j A)=\dfrac{1}{40}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 5 & 3 & 9 \\5 & -13 & 1 \\ 5 & 11 & -7 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

$\begin{array}{l} \therefore X=A^{-1} B=\dfrac{1}{40}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 5 & 3 & 9 \\ 5 & -13 & 1 \\ 5 & 11 & -7 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{c} 5 \\ -4 \\ 3 \end{array}\right] \\ \Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l} y \\ z \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{40}\left[\begin{array}{c} 25-12+27 \\ 25+52+3 \\ 25-44-21 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

$=\dfrac{1}{40}\left[\begin{array}{c} 40 \\ 80 \\ -40 \end{array}\right]$

$=\left[\begin{array}{c} 1 \\ 2 \\ -1 \end{array}\right]$

Hence, $x=1, y=2$ and $z=-1$

14. Solve the system of linear equations, using the matrix method.

$x - y + 2z = 7$

$3x + 4y - 5z = - 5$

$2x - y + 3z = 12$

Ans: The given system of equations can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}1 & -1 & 2 \\ 3 & 4 & -5 \\ 2 & -1 & 3\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{c}7 \\ -5 \\ 12\end{array}\right]$

Now,

$|A|=1(12-5)+1(9+10)+2(-3-8)=7+19-22=4 \neq 0$

Thus, $A$ is non-singular. Therefore, its inverse exists. Now, $A_{11}=7, A_{12}=-19, A_{3}=11$

$\begin{array}{l} A_{21}=1, A_{22}=-1, A_{23}=-1 \\ A_{31}=-3, A_{12}=11, A_{35}=7 \end{array}$

$\therefore A^{-1}=\left.\left.\right|_{A}\right|^{1}(\operatorname{adj} A)=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 7 & 1 & -3 \\ -19 & -1 & 11 \\ -11 & -1 & 7 \end{array}\right]$

$\therefore X=A^{-1} B=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 7 & 1 & -3 \\ -19 & -1 & 11 \\ -11 & -1 & 7 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{c} 7 \\ -5 \\ 12 \end{array}\right]$

$\Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \\ z \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{c} 49-5-36 \\ -133+5+132 \\ -77+5+84 \end{array}\right]$

$=\dfrac{1}{4}\left[\begin{array}{c} 8 \\ 4 \\ 12 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{l} 2 \\ 1 \\ 3 \end{array}\right]$

Hence, $x=2, y=1$ and $z=3$.

15. If $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}2 & -3 & 5 \\ 3 & 2 & -4 \\ 1 & 1 & -2\end{array}\right]$, find $A^{-1}$ Using $A^{-1}$ solve the system of equations $2 x-3 y+5 z=11$

$3 x+2 y-4 z=-5$ $x+y-2 z=-3$

Ans: $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 2 & -3 & 5 \\ 3 & 2 & -4 \\ 1 & 1 & -2 \end{array}\right]$

$\therefore A \mid=2(-4+4)+3(-6+4)+5(3-2)=0-6+5=-1 \neq 0$

Now, $A_{11}=0, A_{2}=2, A_{3}=1$

$\begin{array}{l} A_{31}=-1, A_{22}=-9, A_{23}=-5 \\ A_{31}=2, A_{32}=23, A_{33}=13 \\ \therefore A^{-1}=\dfrac{1}{|A|}(\operatorname{adj} A)=-\left[\begin{array}{lll} 0 & -1 & 2 \\ 2 & -9 & 23 \\ 1 & -5 & 13 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 0 & 1 & -2 \\ -2 & 9 & -23 \\ -1 & 5 & -13 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

Now, the given system of equations can be written in the form of $A X=B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}2 & -3 & 5 \\ 3 & 2 & -4 \\ 1 & 1 & -2\end{array}\right], X=\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}11 \\ -5 \\ -3\end{array}\right]$

The solution of the system of equations is given by $X=A^{-1} B\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}0 & 1 & -2 \\ -2 & 9 & -23 \\ -1 & 5 & -13\end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l}11 \\ -5 \\ -3\end{array}\right]$ Using (1)

$=\left[\begin{array}{c} 0-5+6 \\ -22-45+69 \\ -11-25+39 \end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{l} 1 \\ 2 \\ 3 \end{array}\right]$

Hence $ x=1,\; y=2$, and $z=3$

16. The cost of $4{\text{Kg}}$ onion, $3\;{\text{kg}}$ wheat and $2\;{\text{kg}}$ rice is ${\text{Rs}}60$. The cost of $2\;{\text{kg}}$ onion, $4\;{\text{kg}}$ wheat and 6Kg rice is Rs 90. The cost of $6\;{\text{kg}}$ onion $2\;{\text{kg}}$ wheat and $3\;{\text{kg}}$ rice is Rs 70 .

Find cost of each item per kg by matrix method

Ans: Let the cost of onions, wheat and rice per ${\text{kg}}$ be Rs. X and Rs. Z respectively.

Then, the given situation can be represented by a system of equations as:

$4x + 3y + 2z = 60$

$2x + 4y + 6z = 90$

$6x + 2y + 3z - 70$

This system of equations can be written in the form of $AX = B$,

where $A=\left[\begin{array}{lll}4 & 3 & 2 \\ 2 & 4 & 6 \\ 6 & 2 & 3\end{array}\right], X\left[\begin{array}{l}x \\ y \\ z\end{array}\right]$ and $B=\left[\begin{array}{l}60 \\ 90 \\ 70\end{array}\right]$

$|A|=4(12-12)-3(6-36)+2(4-24)=0+90-40=50 \neq 0$

Now,

$\begin{array}{l} A_{11}=0, A_{2}=30, A_{13}=-20 \\ A_{21}=-5, A_{22}=0, A_{23}=10 \\ A_{31}=10, A_{32}=-20, A_{33}=10 \\ \therefore \operatorname{adj} A=\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 0 & -5 & 10 \\ 30 & 0 & -20 \\ -20 & 10 & 10 \end{array}\right] \\ \therefore A^{-1}=\left.A\right|^{1} \operatorname{adj} A=\dfrac{1}{50}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 0 & -5 & 10 \\ 30 & 0 & -20 \\ -20 & 10 & 10 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

Now,

$\begin{array}{l} X=A^{-1} B \\ \Rightarrow X=\dfrac{1}{50}\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 0 & -5 & 10 \\ 30 & 0 & -20 \\ -20 & 10 & 10 \end{array}\right]\left[\begin{array}{l} 60 \\ 90 \\ 70 \end{array}\right] \\ \Rightarrow\left[\begin{array}{l} x \\ y \\ z \end{array}\right]=\dfrac{1}{50}\left[\begin{array}{c} 0-450+700 \\ 1800+0-1400 \\ -1200+900+700 \end{array}\right] \\ =\dfrac{1}{50}\left[\begin{array}{l} 250 \\ 400 \\ 400 \end{array}\right] \end{array}$

$=\left[\begin{array}{l}5 \\ 8 \\ 8\end{array}\right]$

$\therefore x=5, y=8$, and $z=8$

Hence, the cost of onions is $5 R s$ per $\mathrm{kg}$, the cost of wheat is $8 \mathrm{Rs}$ per $\mathrm{kg}$, and the cost of rice is $8 \mathrm{Rs}$ per $\mathrm{kg}$.

### Important Points

Determinant is defined as the numerical value of the square matrix. If A is a square matrix i.e A = [aij] of order n, then the determinant of this matrix is denoted by det A or |A|.

The adjoint of a square matrix ‘A’ is defined as the transpose of the matrix obtained by co-factors of each element of a determinant corresponding to that given matrix. It is denoted by adj(A).

Hence the adjoint of a matrix A = [aij] n×n is a matrix [Aji] n×n, where Aji is a cofactor of element aji.

The properties of an Adjoint Matrix are given below.

A(adj A) = (adj A)A = |A|In

|adj A| = |A|n-1

adj (AT) = (adj A)T

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