# Precalculus Examples

Set up a matrix that is broken into two pieces of equal size. On the left side, fill in the elements of the original matrix. On the right side, fill in elements of the identity matrix. In order to find the inverse matrix, use row operations to convert the left side into the identity matrix. After this is complete, the inverse of the original matrix will be on the right side of the double matrix.

Replace (row ) with the row operation in order to convert some elements in the row to the desired value .

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

Replace (row ) with the row operation in order to convert some elements in the row to the desired value .

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

Replace (row ) with the row operation in order to convert some elements in the row to the desired value .

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

Replace (row ) with the actual values of the elements for the row operation .

Simplify (row ).

The right side of the double matrix is now the inverse of the original matrix.