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DETERMINANTS

1 Mark Questions

Q1 If A is a square matrix of order 3 and | A | = 5, find the value of  3 A


Q2 1  2
If is cube root of unity find the value of  =  2 
2 1 1
Q3 1 2 4
Find the value of determinant  = 8 16 32
64 128 256
Q4 2 2 2
Find the value of determinant  = x y z
yz zx x y
Q5 x 1 x2 xa
If a, b, care in A.P. find the value of determinant  = x2 x3 xb
x3 x4 xc
Q6 2 k 
For what value of k, the matrix   has no inverse
3 5 
Q7 A B C are three non zero matrices of same order, then find the condition on A such that AB = AC  B = C
Q8 Let Abe a non singular matrix of order 3 x 3, such that AdjA =100, find A .
Q9 If A is a non singular matrix of order n, then write the value of Adj(AdjA)& hence write value of Adj(AdjA) if order of A is 3 & |A|= 5
Q10 Let A be a diagonal A = (d1, d2, ……………, dn ) write the value of | A |.
Q11 Using determinants find the value of the line passing through the points (-1,3) and (0,2).
Q12 Using determinants find the value of k for which the following system of equations has unique solution,
2x – 5y = 26, 3x + ky = 5
4 Mark Questions
Q1 If A = [aij] is a 3 x 3 matrix and Aij’s denote cofactors of the corresponding elements aij’s then write the value of ,
(i) a11 A11 + a 11A11 + a 11A11 (ii) a12 A12 + a 22A22 + a 32A32 (iii) a21 A11 + a 22A12 + a 23A13 (iv) a11 A13 + a 21A23 + a 31A33

Q2 2 sin x 1 3 0
If x  R, /2  x  0 and = find the values of x.
1 sin x 4 sin x
Q3 a a2 1 a3
If a ,b, c are all distinct and b b2 1  b 3 = 0, find the values of a, band c.
c c2 1  c3
Q4 1 sin x 1
If x is a real number then show that if  =  sin x 1 sin x then , 2    4
1  sin x 1
Q5 sin( x  y  z ) sin( x  z ) cos z
If x , y, z are real numbers such that x + y + z =  then find the value of ,  sin y 0 tan x
cos( x  y ) tan( y  z ) 0
Q6 sin  cos  cos(   )
Without expanding find the value of the following determinant,  = sin  cos  cos(    )
sin  cos  cos(   )
Q7 Find value of k, if area of the triangle with vertices P ( k ,0) , Q (4,0) and R(0,2) is 4 square units
Q8  1 tan x  cos 2 x  sin 2 x 
If A =  show that A A-1 =
 tan x 1   sin 2 x
 cos 2 x 
Q9 1 1 p 1 p  q
Prove that, 2 3 2p 4  3 p  2q =1
3 6  3p 10  6 p  3q
Q10 x3 x4 x 
Using properties prove that, x2 x3 x =0 where , ,  are in A.P.
x 1 x2 x 
Q11 x y x x
Prove that, 5x  4 y 4x 2 x = x3
10 x  8 y 8x 3x
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Q1 p b c
p q r
If a ≠ p b ≠ q c ≠ r and a q c = 0 find the value of + +
pa qb r c
a b r
Q2 3 2
For the matrix A =  find the numbers a and b such that A2 + aA + bI = O. Hence find A-1.
1
 1 
Q3 Solve the equation if a  0 and
xa x x
x xa x
x x xa
Q4 a b c
Show that the value of the determinant  = b c a is -ve, It is given that a , b , c , are +ve & unequal.
c a b

Q5 Using matrix method, determine whether the following system of equations is consistent or inconsistent.
3x – y - 2z = 2 2y – z = -1 3x – 5y = 3
Q6  3  1 1   1 2  2
 15  5  0  find (AB)-1.
-1
. If A .=  6 and B =   1 3
 5 2 2   0 2 1 
Q7  1 2 1
 1
Let A =   2 3 then, verify that, (AdjA)-1 = Adj(A-1)
 1 1 5

Answers: DETERMINANTS

1 Mark Questions

Q1 -135
Q2 0 (using properties)
Q3 0 (using properties)
Q4 0 (using properties)
Q5 0 (using properties)
Q6 10
k=
3
Q7 |A|  0
Q8 |A| =  10
Q9 For a non-singular matrix of order n > 1, Adj(AdjA) = (|A|)n-2. A  if order of matrix A is 3 x 3 and |A| = 5, then Adj(AdjA) = 5A
Q10 |A| = d1. d2 .d3……….dn
Q11 x+y=2
Q12 15 15
k- (all real numbers except - )
2 2

4 Mark Questions

Q1 (iii) (i) Value of |A| (ii) Value of |A| (iii) 0 (iv) 0


Q2  
x = ,
6 2
Q3 abc = -1
Q5 0
Q6 0
Q7 k=8,0

6 Mark Questions

Q1 0
Q2 a = -4, b = 1
1  2
A-1 = 
 1 3 

Q3 a a
x =- or x =-
3 2
Q5 Inconsistent
Q6  9 3 5
 0 
(AB) =   2
-1 1
 1 0 2