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# Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists). Q: 6 Matrix -1 5 -3 2

Q : 6         Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

$\small \begin{bmatrix} -1 &5 \\ -3 &2 \end{bmatrix}$

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Given the matrix :  $\small \begin{bmatrix} -1 &5 \\ -3 &2 \end{bmatrix} = A$

To find the inverse we have to first find adjA then as we know the relation:

$A^{-1} = \frac{1}{|A|}adjA$

So, calculating |A| :

|A| = (-2+15) = 13

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then adjA.

$A_{11} = (-1)^{1+1} (2) = 2$

$A_{12} = (-1)^{1+2} (-3) = 3$

$A_{21} = (-1)^{2+1} (5) =-5$

$A_{22} = (-1)^{2+2} (-1) = -1$

So, we have $adjA = \begin{bmatrix} 2 &-5 \\ 3& -1 \end{bmatrix}$

Therefore inverse of A will be:

$A^{-1} = \frac{1}{|A|}adjA$

$= \frac{1}{13}\begin{bmatrix} 2 &-5 \\ 3& -1 \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{2}{13} &\frac{-5}{13} \\ \\ \frac{3}{13} & \frac{-1}{13} \end{bmatrix}$

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