# Precalculus Examples

Combine the similar matrices with each others.

Subtract from by subtracting the corresponding elements of from each element of .

Simplify element of the matrix.

Simplify element of the matrix.

Simplify element of the matrix.

Simplify element of the matrix.

These are both valid notations for the determinant of a matrix.

The determinant of a matrix can be found using the formula .

Simplify the determinant.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .