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# Form 3 Mathematics Matrices Questions and Answers

Form 3 Mathematics Matrices Questions and Answers.

In this session, we have worked out several questions on matrices. Answers are in video format.

Lessons (**22**) * SHARE*

- 1.
Given that #A=[[2,4], [3, 6]]# and #B=[[11,3], [4, 1]]# find C such that B.C=A

3m 38s - 2.
Find the inverse of the matrix #[[2,5], [3,4 ]]#. Hence or otherwise solve the equation 2x+5y=9, 3x+4y=6

3m 40s - 3.
Determine the value of X for which the matrix below has no inverse #[[2x, x^2],[2,1]]#

1m 10s - 4.
A clothes dealer sold 3 shirts and 2 trousers for sh.840 and 4 shirts and 5 trousers for sh.1680.Form a matrix equation to represent the above information .Hence find the cost of 1 shirt and the cost of 1 trouser.

3m 31s - 5.
A and B are two Matrices.If #A=[[1, 2],[4, 3]]#,find B given that #A^2# =A+B

1m 42s - 6.
Given that A=#[[1,3],[5,3]]#,B=#[[3,1],[5,-1]]#,C=#[[P,0],[0,q]]# and AB=BC,determine
the value of P

2m 33s - 7.
A matrix A is given by A = #[[x, 0], [5, y]]# (a)Determine #A^2# (b)If #A^2=[[x,0], [0,1] ]#,Determine the possible pair of values of x and y.

3m 2s - 8.
Given that p=#[[2,3],[1,2]]# and Q=#[[2,-3],[-1,2]]# find the matrix product PQ. Hence ,solve the simultaneous equation below: 2x-3y=5, -x+2y=-3

2m 48s - 9.
Determine the inverse , #T^-1# of the matrix T=#[[1,2],[1,-1]]# Hence find the coordinates to the point at which the two lines x+2y=7 and x-y=1 intersect

2m 47s - 10.
Given the simultaneous equations : 5x+y=19, -x+3y=9 (a)write the equations in matrix form .Hence solve the simultaneous equations (b)Find the distance of the point of intersection of a line 5x+y=19 and –x+3y=9 from the point (11,-2)

4m 47s - 11.
(a)Find the inverse of the matrix #[[9,8],[7,6]]#. (b) In certain week a businessman bought 36 bicycles and 32 radios for a total of ksh.227,280.In the following week ,he bought 28 bicycles and 24 radios for a total of ksh.174,960.Using matrix method ,find the price of each bicycle and each radio that he bought.
(c) In the third week,the price of each bicycle was reduced by 10%

6m 58s - 12.
Two matrices A and B are such that A=#[[k,4],[3,2]]# and B=#[[1,2],[3,4]]#Given that the determinant of AB=4,find the value of k

2m 12s - 13.
(a)Find the inverse of the
matrix# [
[9, 8],
[7, 6]
].#
(b) In certain week a
businessman bought 36
bicycles and 32 radios for a
total of ksh.227,280.In the
following week ,he bought 28
bicycles and 24 radios for a
total of ksh.174,960.Using
matrix method ,find the price
of each bicycle and each radio
that he bought.
(c) In the third week,the price
of each bicycle was reduced by
10% while the

13m 3s - 14.
Two matrices A and B are such
that A=#[[k,4],[3,2]]# and
B=#[[1 ,2],[3 ,4]]#.Given that the
determinant of AB=4,find the
value of k

3m 39s - 15.
(a) The product of matrices #[[0,1],[2,p]]# and #[[-1.5,-0.5],[p,p-2]]# is a singular matrix. Find the value of p
(b) A sales woman earned a fixed salary of ksh x and a commission of ksh y for each item sold .In a certain month she sold 30 items and earned a total of ksh 50,000.The the following month she sold 40 items
and earned a total of ksh 56,000.
(i) Form two equations in x and y.

10m 7s - 16.
Given that A=#[[1,0],[-2,3]]#,B=#[[3,0],[2,1]]# and C=2AB-#A^2#.Determine matrix C

2m 6s - 17.
A trader bought 2 cows and 9 goats for a total of Ksh.98,200.If she had bought 3 cows and 4 goats she would have spent ksh.2200 less.
(a) Form two equations represent the above information
(b) Use matrix method to determine the cost of a cow and that of a goat.
(c) The trader later sold the animals she had bought making a profit of 30% per cow and 40% per goat
(i)calculate the total amount of

4m 46s - 18.
Two shopkeepers,Juma and Wanijku bought some items from a wholesaler.Juma bought 18 loaves of bread ,40 packets of milk and 5 bars of soap while Wanjiku bought 15 loaves of bread ,30 packets of milk and 6 bars of soap.The prices of a loaf of a bread , a packet of milk and a bar of soap were ksh 45,ksh 50 and ksh 150 respectively.
(a) Represent:
(i)the number of items bought by Juma and Wanjiku

10m 27s - 19.
(a)Given that A=#[[3,x],[x+1,2]]# and B=#[[1,2],[3,0]]#,find the values of x for which AB is a singular matrix.
(b) Mambo bought 3 exercise books and 5 pens for a total of ksh 165.If Mambo bought 2 exercise books and 4 pens ,he would have spent ksh 45 less .Taking x to represent the price
of an exercise and y to represent the price of a pen.
(i) Form two equations to represent the above

10m 1s - 20.
Use the matrix method to solve
5x+3y=3
3x-4y=-8

3m 36s - 21.
Give thatA=#[[2,3],[4,4]]#,B=#[[x,1],[2,3]]# and that AB is a singular matrix ,find the value of x

2m 42s - 22.
(a) Find #A^-1#,the inverse of
matrix A=#[[5 ,6],[7, 9]]#.
(b) Okello bought 5 physics
books and 6 mathematics
books for a total of ksh
2240.Ali bought 7 physics
books and 9 mathematics
books for a total of ksh
3560.
(i)Form a matrix equation
to represent the above
information .
(ii)use matrix method to
find the price of a physics
book and that of a
mathematics book.
(c) A school bought 36 physics

8m 43s