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Class 12 RD Sharma Solutions- Chapter 5 Algebra of Matrices – Exercise 5.1 | Set 2
• Last Updated : 03 Jan, 2021

### Question 11: Find x, y and z so that A = B, where A= .

Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : x-2 = y ………….(eq.1)

a12 : z = 3    ………….(eq.2)

a13 : 2z = 6  ………….(eq.3)

a21 : 18z = 6y ……….(eq.4)

a22 : y+2 = x ………..(eq.5)

a23 : 6z = 2y …………(eq.6)

From (eq.2) and (eq.3),

=> z = 3

From (eq.4) and (eq.6),

=> y = 3z

=> y = 3(3)

=> y = 9

Substitute ( y=9 ) in (eq.1),

=> x-2 = 9

=>x = 11

Thus x=11, y=9 and z=3.

### Question 12: If , find x, y, z and w.

Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : x = 3      ………….(eq.1)

a12 : 3x-y = 2 ………….(eq.2)

a21 : 2x+z = 4 ………..(eq.3)

a22 : 3y-w = 7 ……….(eq.4)

From (eq.1) ,

=> x = 3

Substitute (x=3) in (eq.2),

=> 3(3)-y = 2

=> y = 3(3) – 2

=> y = 7

Substitute ( x=3 ) in (eq.3),

=> 2(3)+z = 4

=>z = 4-6

=>z = -2

Substitute (y=7) in (eq.4),

=>3(7) – w = 7

=>w = 21 – 7

=>w = 14

Thus x=3, y=7, z=-2 and w=14.

### Question 13: If , find x, y, z and w.

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : x-y = -1 ………….(eq.1)

a12 : z = 4     ………….(eq.2)

a21 : 2x-y = 0 ………..(eq.3)

a22 : w = 5 …………….(eq.4)

From (eq.2),

=> z = 4

And from (eq.4),

=> w = 5

Now, (eq.1) and (eq.3) form a system of equations comprising of variables x and y.

Thus, (eq.1) – (eq.2),

=> (x-2x) +(-y+y) = -1 – 0

=> -x = -1

=> x = 1

Substitute (x=1) in (eq.1),

=> 1-y = -1

=>y = 2

Thus, x=1, y=2, z=4 and w=5.

### Question 14: If . Obtain the values of a, b, c, x, y and z.

Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : x+3 = 0 ……………..(eq.1)

a12 : z+4 = 6    ………….(eq.2)

a13 : 2y-7 = 3y-2  ……..(eq.3)

a21 : 4x+6 = 2x ………….(eq.4)

a22 : a-1 = -3 ……………..(eq.5)

a23 : 0 = 2c+2 …………….(eq.6)

a31 : b-3 = 2b+4…………(eq.7)

a32 : 3b = -21………………(eq.8)

a33 : z+2c = 0………………(eq.9)

From (eq.1) and (eq.4),

=> x = -3

From (eq.2) ,

=> z+4 = 6

=> z = 2

From (eq.3),

=> 2y-7 = 3y-2

=> 3y-2y = -7+2

=> y = -5

From (eq.5),

=> a = -3+1

=> a = -2

From (eq.8),

=> 3b = -21

=> b = -7

Substitute (z=2) in (eq.9),

=> 2+ 2c = 0

=> c = -1

Thus, x=-3, y=-5, z=2, a=-2, b=-7 and c=-1.

### Question 15: If , find the value of (x+y).

Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : 2x+1 = x+3………..(eq.1)

a12 : 5x = 10 ………………(eq.2)

a21 : 0 = 0  …………………(eq.3)

a22 : y2+1 = 26 …………(eq.4)

From (eq.1) and (eq.2),

=> 2x+1 = x+3

=> x=2

From (eq.4),

=> y2+1 = 26

=> y2 = 25

=> y = ± 5

Thus if y = +5,

=> x+y = 7

And if y = -5,

=> x+y = -3

### Question 16: If , then find the values of x, y, z and w.

Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : xy = 8 ……………..(eq.1)

a12 : 4 = w ………………(eq.2)

a21 : z+6 = 0 …………..(eq.3)

a22 : x+y = 6 …………..(eq.4)

From (eq.2),

=> w = 4

And from (eq.3),

=> z = -6

Now, we can see that (eq.1) and (eq.4) form a system of equations comprising of variables x and y.

From (eq.1),

=> x = 8/y

Substitute (x=8/y) in (eq.4):

=> y + (8/y) = 6

=> y2 – 6y +8 = 0

Solving the above equation,

=> y2 – 4y – 2y + 8 = 0

=> y( y-4 ) -2( y-4 ) = 0

=> (y – 2)(y – 4) = 0

=> y = 2 or 4

Substitute in (eq.1):

=> when x=2, y=4 and when x=4, y=2.

Thus, (x,y) = (2,4) or (4,2) and z = -6 and w = 4.

### Question 17(i): Give an example of a row matrix which is also a column matrix.

Solution:

We know the order of a row matrix can be written as 1xn (1 row with n elements).

And similarly, the order of a column matrix is mx1.

So, a row matrix which is also a column matrix must be of the order (1×1).

As an example, we can take the matrix : ### Question 17(ii): Give an example of a diagonal matrix which is not scalar.

Solution:

In a diagonal matrix, only the diagonal elements possess non-zero values. Thus, for a nxn diagonal matrix, aii ≠ 0, for 1≤ i ≤ n.

And a scalar matrix is a diagonal matrix, such that all the diagonal elements are equal.

Thus, a matrix which is diagonal but not scalar is: ### Question 17(iii): Give an example of a triangular matrix.

Solution:

A triangular matrix is a square matrix, and it is filled in such a way that, either the triangle above the main-diagonal is non-zero (upper-triangular) or the triangle below the diagonal is non-zero (lower-triangular).

Thus, an example would be : ### Question 18: The sales figure of two car dealers during January 2013 showed that dealer A sold 5 deluxe, 3 premium and 4 standard cars, while dealer B sold 7 deluxe, 2 premium and 3 standard cars. Total sales over the month period of January- February revealed that dealer A sold 8 deluxe, 7 premium and 6 standard cars. In the same 2 month period, dealer B sold 10 deluxe, 5 premium and 7 standard cars. Write 2×3 matrices summarizing sales data for January and 2-month period for each dealer.

Solution:

The above data can be represented in the form of tables:

For January 2013,

For January to February,

Thus, the two matrices are : and ### A= and B = Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : 2x+1 = x+3 …………(eq.1)

a12 : 2y = y2+2 ……………(eq.2)

a21 : 0 = 0 …………………….(eq.3)

a22 : y2-5y = -6 …………..(eq.4)

From (eq.1),

=> 2x-x = 3-1

=> x=2

Taking (eq.2), it can be re-written as,

=> y2-2y+2 = 0

=> y = => y = -1 ± i ( No real solutions )

Taking (eq.4), it can be re-written as,

=> y2 – 5y +6 = 0

Solving the equation,

=> y2 – 2y – 3y +6 = 0

=> y( y-2 ) -3( y-2 ) = 0

=> ( y-2 )( y-3 ) = 0

=> y = 2 or 3

As values of y are inconsistent, we can say that the above matrices are not equal for any (x,y) pair.

### Question 20. Find the values of x and y if .

Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : x+10 = 3x+4 …………(eq.1)

a12 : y2+2y = 3   ……………(eq.2)

a21 : 0 = 0  ……………………..(eq.3)

a22 : y2-5y = -4   …………..(eq.4)

From (eq.1),

=> 2x = 6

=> x = 3

Taking (eq.2), it can be re-written as,

=> y2+2y-3 = 0

=> y2 + 3y -y -3 = 0

=> y( y+3 ) -1( y+3 ) = 0

=> ( y+3 )( y-1 ) = 0

=> y = -3 or 1

Taking (eq.3), it can be re-written as,

=> y2-5y+4 = 0

=> y2 -4y -y +4 =0

=> y( y-4 ) -1( y-4 ) = 0

=> ( y-4 )( y-1 ) = 0

=> y = 4 or 1

The value of y that can satisfy both (eq.2) and (eq.3) is 1.

=> y=1

Thus, x=3 and y=1.

### Question 21. Find the values of a and b if A = B , where A= , B= .

Solution:

As it is given that the matrices are equal, every element at a given index on the Left Hand Side (LHS) must be equal to the element at the same index on the Right Hand Side (RHS).

Thus,

a11 : a+4 = 2a+2 …………..(eq.1)

a12 : 3b = b2+2   …………..(eq.2)

a21 : 8 = 8  ……………………..(eq.3)

a22 : -6 = b2-5b   ………….(eq.4)

From (eq.1),

=> a = 2

Taking (eq.2), it can be re-written as,

=> b2-3b+2=0

=> b2 – 2b -b +2 = 0

=> b(b-2) -1(b-2) = 0

=> (b-2)(b-1) = 0

=> b=1 or 2

Taking (eq.4) it can be re-written as,

=> b2 -5b +6 = 0

=> b2 – 3b -2b + 6 = 0

=> b( b-3 ) -2( b-3 ) = 0

=> ( b-3 )( b-2 ) = 0

=> b = 2 or 3

Thus, b=2 can satisfy both (eq.2) and (eq.4).

=> b = 2

Thus, a=2 and b=2.

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