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MATRICES
OBJECTIVES
1. Let aij denote the element of the ith row and jth column is a 3 3 matrix also
aij = aji every i and j. Then each element of the principle diagonal of the
matrix is

a) 2I

d) 2

co
m

1 2 2
2 1 2

2 2 1

c) 0

b) 4I

c) 0

d) 3I

n.

2. A =

b) 1

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a) 1

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## 3. If A, B are two square matrices such that AB = B; BA = A and n N then

(A+ B)n =

b) 2n 1(A + B)

c) 2n + 1(A + B)

d) 2n 2(A + B)
2

1
2

w
.s

a) =

is orthogonal then

ak

4 . If the matrix

sh
i

a) 2n(A + B)

b) =

1
6

c) =

1
3

## 5. The number of non zero diagonal matrices, if A2 = A is

b) 7

c) 8

d) Infinitely many

a) 6

6. If A and B are two square matrices of order n and A and B commute then for
any real number k
a) A kI, B kI are not commute

c) A kI = B kI

## d) A kI, k BI are commute

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7. If A =

a)

4 1 0 ,

1 2 2

1 3
2 13

B=

b)

2 0 1

, C
3 1 4

1

= 2 and (3B 2A) C + 2X = 0 then X =
1

1 3
2 13

c)

1 3
2 13

d)

co
m

2 3
2
then A 5I =
0 4

8. If A =

b)

1 13

5 11

9. If A(
) = cos

sin

cos

sin

1 0
0 2

a) 2A

c) A( )

d) A( + )

c) A

d) I

then A3 4A2 6A =

ak

1 2 2
2 1 2

2 2 1

b) A

1 3 5

2 1 5
1 0
1

w
a) 1

then A(
) A(
) =

then A3 A2 =

b) 2I

a) 0

12. If A =

1 13

5 11

b) A() + A()

w
.s

11. If A =

d)

sh
i

10. If A =

1 18

0 11

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a) A() A()

c)

n.

1 13

5 11

at
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a)

3
13

c) A

d) I

## then the trace of A is

b) 1

c) 3

d) 2

13. If A = [aij] is a scalar matrix of order n n such that aij = k for all i, then
trace of A =
a) nk

b) n + k

c) n / k

d) n k

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x + 2
4
2 x 3 x + 1

b) 10

2
2

0 0

0 0

3
1

1 0
2 4

17. If A =

b)

cos

sin
0

7 10 17

0 6 31
1 3

1 0
2 4

sin
cos
0

0
0

and 2B 3AT =

c)

1 18

4 6
5 7

then B =

1 3

1 0
2 4

d)

1 3

0
1
2
4

0
1

then A AT = ATA =

b) I

c) I

d) 2I

w
.s

a) O

1
2

2 3
0

2 0 4
3 4 0

d)

ak

a)

b)

0 1 0

1 0 1
0 1 0

16. If 3A + 4BT =

1
2
1

co
m

c)

sh
i

a)

1
2
2

d) 15

n.

15. P + Q =

2 3 5

4 1 2 ,
1 2 1

c) 10

at
io

a) 5

## is symmetric then trace of A is

ed
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14. If A =

ab
2
a

b2

ab

then A is

18. If A =

a) Idempotent matrix
c) Nilpotent matrix of index 2

19. If A =

2 2 4
1 3
4

1 2 3

b) Involutory matrix
d) Nilpotent matrix of index 3

then A is

a) Idempotent matrix

b) Involutory matrix

c) Nilpotent of index 2

d) Nilpotent of index 3

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20. If A is a square matrix then A AT is a matrix
a) Symmetric

b) Skew symmetric

c) Hermitian

d) Triangular

a) Symmetric matrix

## b) Skew symmetric matrix

c) Diagonal matrix

d) Identity matrix

## 22. If B is an idempotent matrix and A = I B then AB =

b) O

c) I

d) B

a 2 ab ac

2
ab b bc
ac bc c 2

a) 2A

and a2 + b2 + c2 = 1 then A2 =

b) A

c) 3A

d) A

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23. If A =

at
io

n.

a) I

co
m

## 21. If A, B are symmetric matrices of the same order then AB BA is

a b
and A2 =
24. If A =
then

b a

a) = a2 + b2; = 2ab

sh
i

b) = a2 + b2; = a2 b2
d) = a2 + b2; = ab

c) = 2ab; = a2 + b2

## then (A I) (A 2I) (A 3I) =

ak

1 0 0

0 2 1
1 0 3

w
.s

25. A =

a) 1

b) 0

c) A

d) A

26. If AB = A, BA = B, then A2 + B2 =

a) A + B

27. If A =
B=

b) A B

cos 2

cos sin

cos 2

cos sin

c) AB

cos sin
sin 2

cos sin
sin 2

d) 0

and

## are two matrices such that the product AB is the null

matrix then =
b) Multiple of

a) 0
c) An odd multiple of /2

d) None

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28. If A and B are square matrices of size n n such that A2 B2 = (A B) (A +
B) then which of the following will be always true?
b) AB = BA

1 2
, B =
3 4

29. Let A =

a 0

, a, b N then
0 b

co
m

a) A = B

at
io

## c) There exists exactly one B such that AB + BA

n.

b) There exist more than one but finite number of Bs such that AB = BA

## d) There exist infinitely may Bs such that AB = BA

1 0

1 0

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30. If A =
; I = 0 1 then which one of the following holds for all n 1,
1 1

## by the principle of mathematical induction

a) An = n A (n 1)I

b) An = 2n 1 A (n 1)I
d) An = 2n 1 A + (n 1)I

sh
i

c) An = n A + (n 1)I

w
.s

ak

3 4
then An =
1 1

31. If A =

3n 4n

n n

b)

2 + n 5 n

n
n

3n

1n

d)

1 + 2n 4 n

1 2n
n

a)

(4) n
(1) n

c)

## 32. If A2 = 2A I then for n 2, An =

a) n A (n 1)I

b) n A I

c) n A (n 2)I

d) n A 2I

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1 0 0
1 0 1

0 1 0

then for n 4; An =

a) An 2 + A3 A

b) An + 1 + I

c) An 2n A + 2I

d) An + 3 + An + 3I

0 0

1 1

a) A

b) n A

c) (n + 1)A

d) 0

## 35. If A = [aij]n n and aij = i(i + j) then trace of A =

b) n(n + 1)(2n + 1)

a) n(n + 1)(2n + 1)
n(n + 1)
2
2 2 4

4
1 3
1 2 k

a) 2

## is an idempotent matrix then k =

b) 2

2 4

1 k

c) 3

b) 2

c) 3

w
.s

a) 2

2 2 + 1 2

2
2
1 + 3 1

38. If

1 1
4 1

d) 3

= A 2 + B
+ C where A, B, C are matrices then B + C =
b)

1 1
4 1

c)

1 1
4 1

d)

1 1
4 1

a)

d) 3

## is a nilpotent matrix of index 2 then k =

ak

37. If

n 2 (n + 1)2
4

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36. If A =

d)

sh
i

c)

at
io

co
m

34. If A =

n.

33. If A =

39. If A =
a) 2

1 0 1

2 1 0
3 2 1

then det A =

b) 3

c) 4

d) 5

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x 1 y+z
y 1 z+x
z 1 x+ y

a) 1 + x + y + z

b) x + y + z

c) 0

d) 1

41. If x + iy =

6i

3i

4
20

3i
3

1
i

then

a) x = 3, y = 1

b) x = 1, y = 3

c) x = 0, y = 3

d) x = 0, y = 0

co
m

40.

a) 0

b) 1

43. If x 0 and

44. If

1
a

2x

1 3x 5 x
1 3 4

1
b

1
c

c) 2
1+ a

= 0 then

w
.s

b) a b c

log e 2

log e3

log e 2
log e3

log e3
log e 4

log e 4
log e5

log e

a) 0

46. If

b) 1

d) 2

1
1

1+ b
1
1
1+ c

c) a b c

d) 2abc

c) 4log e

d) 5log e

2 1 7
2 4 6

a) 0

d) ab+bc+ca

= 0 then x =

b) 1

a) 0

45.

c) abc

ak

a) 1

at
io

ed
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1 ca b(c + a)
1 ab c(a + b)

sh
i

42.

n.

1 bc a(b + c)

## is a singular matrix then x =

b) 1

c) 3

d) 3

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cos sin 0

sin cos 0
0
0
1

b) /2

c) /3

1 0 1

2 1 0
3 1 1

## 48. The matrix

is

a) Non singular

b) Singular

c) Skew symmetric

d) Symmetric

1 3

,
2 1

a) 5

b) 25

c) 5

1992 1993 1994

b) 1993

a + b + 2c

51. If

c) 1994

b + c + 2a
b
a
c + a + 2b

b) 2(a + b + c)

d) 2(a + b + c)2

w
.s

a) 2
c) 2abc

y+z

52.

y
z

z+x
y
z
x+y

a) x y z

53. If

b) 4xyz

c) 2xyz

c+a a+b b+c

=kb

a) 8

ak

c
c

d) 0

sh
i

a) 1992

d) 25

ed
uc

## 1990 1991 1992

at
io

49. If A =

50.

d) /4

co
m

a)

is singular then =

n.

## 47. If the matrix

b) 2

d) 3xyz

b c

c a
c a b

c) 3

then k =
d) 0

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2c

bca
2c
2b
ca b

2a
2a

a) (a + b + c)3

b) 2(a + b + c)3

c) (a + b + c)2

d) 2(a + b + c)2

55. If a 6, b, c satisfy
a) a + b + c

2b 2c

3
4

b
a

c
b

= 0 then abc =

c) b3

b) 0

d) ab + bc

1+ w

1+ w2

1+ w 1+ w
1+ w2
1

1
1+ w

a) 2

b) 4

c) 0

d) 2

ed
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at
io

co
m

54.

2b

n.

abc

## 57. If , , are the roots of x3 + px + q = 0,

bc

b2

ca

c2

ab

w
.s

a2

d) p2 2q

c) q

58.

1
a
1
b
1
c

b) p

ak

a) 0

sh
i

then

b) 1

c) abc

d) (a b) (b c) (c a)

a) 0

59. If x + y + z = 0 and

xa

yb

zc

yc
zb

za xb
xc ya

=kb

b c

c a
c a b

a) x + y + z

b) xy + yz + zx

c) x y z

d) x2 + y2 + z2

then k =

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If |A2| = 25, then |
| =
c) 1

d) 1/5

## 61. If a, b, c are all different and

a) a + b + c b) 0

a3

a4 1

b4 1
c4 1

b b
c c3

c) 1

d) 1

## 62. If a, b, c are positive and not all equal then

63.

ab
ac

ab

ac

b2 + x
bc
bc
c2 + x

b) (x + a2 + b2 + c2)x2

a) x + a + b + c
c) (a2 + b2 + c2 + x)x

ak

a + b 2b b + c
a + c b + c 2c

w
.s

64.

a+b a+c

d) (a + b + c + x)x

sh
i

2a

d) > 0

ed
uc

a2 + x

c) 0

b) < 0

at
io

a) 0

b c

b c a
c a b

co
m

b) 52

a) 5

n.

60. Let A =

5 5

0 5 ;
0 0 5

b) (a b) (b c)(c a)

c) 4(a + b + c)

d) 4(ab + bc + ca)

## a) 4(a + b)(b + c)(c + a)

ax

65. If a + b + c = 0, and

a) 0
c)

b)
3 2
(a + b 2 + c 2 )
2

bx
a
a
cx

c
b

d)

= 0 then x =

3 2
(a + b 2 + c 2 )
2
3 2
(a + b 2 + c 2 )
2

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2

1 + a 2x

## 66. If a + b + c = 2 and f(x) =

(1 + b 2 )x (1 + c 2 )x

(1 + a )x 1 + b 2 x (1 + c 2 )x
(1 + a 2 )x (1 + b 2 )x 1 + c 2 x
2

of degree
b) 3
2 4
+ 4 3

a) 16

b) 17

68. If Dr =

2r 1 y
3r 1 z

a) 1

c) 18

n(n + 1)
2
n2
n(3n - 1)
2

b) 1

69. If

= P
4 + q
3 + r
2 + s
+ t then t =

then Dr =
r =1

c) 0

a + b

b
c
b + c
a + b b + c
0

d) 19

co
m

+1
3

67. If

n.

1 + 3

d) 1

d) n

at
io

2 + 3

c) 0

ed
uc

a) 2

## = 0 and is not a root of ax2 2bx + c = 0, then

b) a, b, c are in G.P.

sh
i

a) a, b, c are in A.P.

x+y

x+y+z

2x 3x + 2y 4x + 3y + 2z
3x 6x + 3y 10x + 6y + 3z

w
.s

70. If

b) 4

a) 1

d) a, c, b are in A.P.

ak

c) a, b, c are in H.P.

= 64 then x =
c) 3

x +1 x + 2 x + a

a) 1

d) 1

b) 0

## x+2 x+3 x+b

x+3 x+4 x+c

c) 1

d) 2
log l

72. If l, m, n are the pth, qth, rth terms of G.P. and all positive then
a) 3

b) 2

c) 1

d) 0

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p 1

log m q 1
log n r 1

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73. If a1, a2, a3 . an, are in G.P., then the value of
a) 0

b) 1

74. If D =

c) 1

1 1+ x
1
1
1
1+ y

sin sin

sin
1
sin
sin sin
1

then

ed
uc

b) 1

d) 0

sh
i

w
.s

a) 1

cos x
n
cos
2
a2

then

ak

76. If f(x) =

log a n + 5
log a n +8

at
io

sin sin

sin x
n
n! sin
2
a
a2

log a n + 4
log a n + 7

n.

xn

log a n + 3
log a n + 6

co
m

## c) Divisible by both x and y

sin
0
sin
sin sin
0

log a n + 2

for x 0; y 0, then D is

75. If

log a n +1

d) 2

## a) Divisible by y but not x

log a n

dn
dx n

{f(x)} at x = 0 is

c) 0

d) 2

77. If

sin A
cos A

cos A
sin A

a) (2n + 1)

= 0 then B =

sin B
cos B

b) n
a2

a3 1

b b2
c c2

b3 1
c3 1

## 78. If a, b, c are distinct and

c) (2n + 1)

d) 2n

= 0 then

a) a + b + c = 1

b) ab + bc + ca = 0

c) a + b + c = 0

d) abc = 1

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79. If a p, b q, c r and

80. If

c) 1

c2

b2

c2
b2

2ac b 2
a2

b2
2ab c 2

b) 2

log x

log y

then x =

c) 3

d)

log z

## log 2x log 2y log 2z

log 3x log 3y log 3z

a) 0

b) log (xyz)

c) log (6xyz)

d) 6log(xyz)

2r 1

Cr

m 1
2
m +1
sin 2 (m 2 ) sin 2 (m) sin 2 (m + 1)
2

then r =
r =0

sh
i

82. If r =

b) m2 1

a) 0

d) 2m sin2(2m)

(a 2 + b 2 )/c

ak

c) 2m

(b + c )/a
a
b
(c2 + a 2 )/b
2

w
.s

83. If

d) 0

2bc a 2

b c a
c a b

a) 1

81.

b) 2

b c

= 0 then

n.

a) 3

r
rc

p + a q + b 2c
a
b
r

co
m

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io

q
qb

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p
pa

a
b

b) 3

c) 2

d) 1

a) 4

= k abc, then k =

a 2 + 2a 2a + 1 1

84.

2a + 1
3

a+2 1
3
1

a) (a 1)3

b) (a 1)2 c) (a 1)4

d) (a 1)

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85 If A + B + C = then the value of
sin(A + B + C)

sin B

sin B
cos(A + B)

cos C

0
tan A
tan A
0

is

a) 1

b) 1

## c) sin A + sin B + sin C

d) 0

cos
sin

sin
cos

is independent of
b) and

c)

d) Neither nor
xa

xb

x+a
0
x+b x+c

xc
0

a) a

b) b

c) 1

1+ x 1 x 1 x
1 x 1+ x 1 x
1 x 1 x 1+ x

y1 1

x2
x3

y2 1
y3 1

b) 1 or 2

a1

b1 1

a2
a3

b2 1
b3 1

w
.s

89.If

x1

= 0 then x =
c) 2

d) 1

ak

a) 0 or 3

d) 0

sh
i

88. If

= 0 is

ed
uc

at
io

a)

n.

sin
cos

co
m

## cos( + ) sin( + ) cos 2

86.

then two triangles with vectors (x1, y1) (x2, y2) (x3, y3) and

## (a1 b1) (a2, b2) (a3, b3) must be

b) Both equilateral

## a) Both right angles

c) Congruent

90. If 1 =

x b b
a x b
a a x

a) 1 = 322

d) Equal in area

, 2 =
b)

x b
a

d(1 )
dx

then

= 32

c)

d(1 )
dx

= 322

d) 1 = 323/2

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d
g

f
k

e
h

, D2 =

a) D1 = tD2

cos 2 x 1

92. If f(x) =

cos2 x sin 2 x
x 12
12

a) 1

b) 0

a) a + b

b
c

h
k

y
z

## and d = tx, e = ty, f = tz, then

b) tD1 = D2

c) D1 = tD2

then f1 =

1
2

d) 1

c) +1

(a x)2

(b x ) 2

(c x ) 2

(a y )
(a z ) 2

(b y )
(b z )2

(c y ) 2
(c z ) 2

d) D2 = tD1

b) x y

is

n.

sin 2 x

93. A factor of

co
m

at
io

91. If D1 =

a b

c) b + c

d) x + y

ed
uc

94. Let the three digit numbers A28, 3B9, 62C where A, B, C are integers
between 0 and 9 be divisible by a fixed integer K, then
a) K2

(n + 1)! (n + 2)!

n!

ak

b) n + 1

96. If f(x) =
a) 2

2 cos x

x / 2 2 cos x
1
0
1
2 cos x

b)

## (n + 1)! (n + 2)! (n + 3)!

(n + 2)! (n + 3)! (n + 4)!

c) n + 2

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.s

a) n

9 C
B 2

is divisible by

d) K + 2

sh
i

b) K(k + 1) c) K

A
8
2

then

then

D
(n!)3

4 is divisible by

d) n + 3

df
dx

c) 1

at x =

is

d) 8

## 97. The values of lying between = 0 and = /2 satisfying

1 + sin 2
2

sin
sin 2

a)

5
24

cos 2

4sin 4

1 + cos
4sin 4
cos 2 1 + 4sin 4
2

7
24

b)

7
24

11
24

= 0, are
c)

5
24

11
24

d)

5
24

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98. Given that b2 4ac < 0, a > 0. The value of
a

ax + by

b
c
bx + cy
ax + by bx + cy
0

a) Zero

is

b) Positive

d) b2 + ac

c) Negative
xa

xb

x+a
c
x+b x+c

xc
0

co
m

are
b)

c) +

bc + ca + ab

d) 0

16

## then the value of Dr is

b 3(4 ) 2(416 1)
x 7(8r ) 4(816 1)
r

r =1

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216 1

2r

ab bc + ca

n.

ab + bc ca

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b) a + b + c

c) ab + bc + ca

d) a2 + b2 + c2

1 + sin 2 x

cos2 x

4 sin 2 x

1 + cos 2 x
4 sin 2 x
cos2 x 1 + 4 sin 2 x

sin x
sin 2 x

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101. If f(x) =

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a) 0

b) 4

c) 6

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a) 2

2 2

,
3 2

102. If A =

2 2

2 3

a)

103. If Adj

b)

B=

3 2

2 2

1 0 2

1 1 2
0 2 1

a) [4, 1]

0 1

1 0

d) 8

c)

1
10

5 a 2

0
1 1
2 2 b

b) [4, 1]

## , then the maximum value of f(x) is

2 2

2 3

d)

1
10

3 2

2 2

then [a, b] =
c) [4, 1]

d) [4, 1]

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a) f(x)

b) f(x)

a)

3 5 7

2 3 76
2 2 0

b)

c) f(x0

3 5 7

2 3 1
1 1 2

d) f(x)

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3 2 1

5 3 10
7 21 0

c)

3 26
7

3
1
11

5 2 19

d)

1 0 0

0 1 0
0 0 1

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104. If A =

n.

cos x sin x 0

sin x cos x 0
0
0
1

## 106. If A is an invertible matrix of order n then the determinant of adj A =

b)

| A |n

| A |n + 1

c)

| A |n 1

d)

| A |n + 2

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108. If

c) 4

b) 4

0 1 a

1 a 0
a 0 1

is invertible then a
b)1

c) 1

109. If A =

a + ib c + id

,
c + id a ib

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a ib c id

c id a + ib

a ib c id

c id a + ib

a2 + b2 + c2 + d2 = 1 the inverse of A is
b)

a + ib c + id

c + id a ib

d)

a + ib -c id

c id a + ib

c)

110.

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2

a)

d) 2

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a) 0

a)

d) 8

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a) +4

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## 107. If A is a 3 3 matrix and |Adj A| = 16 then |A| =

tan
2
1

cos sin

sin cos

tan
2

tan
2
1

b)

=
cos sin

sin cos

c)

sin cos

cos sin

d)

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sin cos

cos sin

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b) A2 = I

a) A is a zero matrix
c) A-1 does not exist

112. Let A =

1 1 1

2 1 3
1 1
1

and (10)B =

2 2
4

5
1
.

1 2 3

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111. Let A =

0 1
0

0 1 0 .
1 0
0

then is
c) 2

a) I

b) A
cos x sin x 0

sin x cos x 0
0
0
1

a) G(x) F(x)

and G(x)

cos x 0 sin x

1
0
0
sin x 0 cos x

d) F(x) . G(x)

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c) 3

d) 2

b) 3

a) 4

b) 16

117. Let A =

1
1 1

1
1

1
1 1

a) 64

## then [F(x) G(x)]-1

b) {F(x)}-1 {G(x)}-1

1 2 2

1 2
2
2 2 1

a) 2

d) 0

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c) [G(x)] [F(x)]

115. If A =

c) 1

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114. If F(x) =

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113. If A =

cos sin 0

sin cos 0
0
0
1

d) 1

n.

b) 5

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a) 2

c) 64

b) 256

4 0 0

0 4 0
0 0 4

d) 256

## then |Adj (Adj A)| =

c) 8

d) 6

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118. If A is non singular and A2 5A + 7I = 0 then I =
1
7

5
7

A-1

b)

1
7

A+

5
7

A-1

c)

1
5

A+

7
5

A-1

d)

1
5

7
5

A-1

## 119. If A is non singular and (A 2I) (A 4I) = 0 then

a) I

b) 0

c) 2I

d) 6I

1
6

A+

4 -1
A
3

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a)

b)

1
(I
2

A) c) I + A

d)

1
(I
2

121. If A A2 = I then |I + A| =
b) 1

c) 0

d) 2

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+ A)

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## 122. If A is a 3 3 matrix and B is its Adjoint matrix. If the determinant of B is

64 then the determinant of A is
b) 8

c) 4

d) 16

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## 123. If A I is an idempotent matrix then A is

b) Non singular matrix

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a) Singular matrix
c) Symmetric

a) 1

b) 1

c) 1

d) 0

## 125. If A and B are two square matrices such that

B = A-1BA, then (A + B)2 =
a) 0

b) A2 + B2

c) A2 + 2AB + B2

d) A + B

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126. Let A and B be square matrices of 3rd order and A be an orthogonal matrix
and B is a skew symmetric matrix. Then which of the following is not true.
a) Numerical value of |A| is 1

b) |B| = 0

c) |AB| = 1

d) |AB| = 0

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b) Adjoint of a diagonal matrix of order 3 3 is a diagonal matrix.

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a)

i 0

0 i

b)

c)

i 0

0 i

1 1

1 0

b)

130. If A =

a b

0 c

1
ac

a b

0 c

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131. If S =

a)

1 0

1 1

c)

1 1

0 1

d)

b)

0 1 1

1 0 1
1 1 0

a 0 0

0 b 0
0 0 c

0 1

1 1

## then A-1 + (A aI) (A cI) =

a)

1 0

0 1

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2 1

3 2

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129. If

i 0

0 i

1 a b

ac 0 c

,A=

c)

1
ac

d)

b + c c a b a
1

c b c + a a b ,
2
b c a c a + b

a 0 0

0 b 0
2
0 0 c

b) 1

c b

0 a

1
ac

c b

0 a

then SAS-1 =
a 0 0

b 0
0 0 c

c) 2 0

a 0 0

b 0
0 0 c

d) 3 0

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132. If A is a square matrix of order 3 then
a) |A|2

b) |A|4

c) |A|8

Adj (Adj A 2 )

d) |A|16

## 133. Let P and Q be two 2 2 matrices. Consider the statements

(i) PQ = 0 P = 0 or Q = 0 or both
(ii) PQ = I2 P = Q-1

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## (iii) (P + Q)2 = P2 + 2PQ + Q2.

a) (i) and (ii) are false (iii) is true
b) (i) and (iii) are false (ii) is true

of a, b, c, d is
a) a, b, c, d

is

b d
1
1

2 c 4
3
a 2 1

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1 0 2

2 1 0
3 2 1

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b) b, c, a, d

c) c, d, a, b

d) b, a, c, d

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## 135. If A is any square matrix of order n.

Observe the following list

A) |adj A|

List II

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List I

1) |A|n 2 A
2) |A|n(n 1)

C) )adj A)-1

3) |A| (n 1)

D) |adj(adj A)|

4) |A|n 1

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B) adj (adj A)

5)

1
|A|

.A

a) A 4; ;B 5; C 1; D 3
b) A 4; B 5; C 1; D 2
c) A 4; B 1; C 5; D 2
d) A 4; B 1; C 5; D 3

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136. Match the following from List I to List II
List II

A) If A =

1 2 2

1 2
2
2
2
1

B) If A =

1 2 2

2 1 2
2 2 1

C) IF A =

3 3 4

2 3 4
0 1 1

then A-1 =

then A-1 =

then A-1

1) AT

2) A3

3)

AT
9

b) A 2; B 3; C 1

c) A 3; B 1; C 2

d) A 3; B 2; C 1

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a) A 1; B 2; C 3

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List I

137. Assertion (A): If A is a 3 3 matrix and det A = 5 then det adj A = 25.

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Reason (R): If A is a square matrix of type n then det adj A = (det A)n 1.
a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b) Both A and R are true and R is not correct explanation of A
c) A is true but R is false

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det B.

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138. Assertion (A): If A is a non singular matrix and B is a matrix then det (A-1BA) =
Reason (R): If A is a square matrix, then Adj(AT) (Adj A)T is a unit matrix.
a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

## 139. The number of non trivial solutions of the system x y + z = 0, x + 2y z = 0,

2x + y + 3z = 0 is
a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 3

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140. The number of solutions of the system of equations 2x + y z = 7,
x 3y + 2z = 1, x + 4y 3z = 5 is
a) 3

b) 2

c) 1

d) 0

a) Unique solution

c) No solution

d) None

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b) One solution
d) None

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a) No solution

b) One solution

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a) No solution

## c) Infinitely many solutions

d) None

a) Unique solution

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b) No solution

d) None

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## 145. If the system of equations 2x + 3ky + (3x + 4)z = 0,

x + (k +4)y + (4k + 2)z = 0, x + 2(k + 4)y + (3k + 4)z = 0 has non trivial
solution then K =

b) 8, 1/2

c) 4 or

d) 4 or 1/2

a) 8 or

## 146. The system of equations 3x 2y + z = 0, x 14y + 15 z = 0, x + 2y 3z = 0

has non zero solution then =
a) 1

b) 3

c) 5

d) 0

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147. If x2 + y2 + z2 0, x = cy + bz, y = ax + cx and z = bx + ay then
a2 + b2 + c2 + 2abc =
a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 1

solution then =

a) 0

1 1 1

1 1
1
1 1
1

b) 1

is
c) 2

b) 2

c) 1

1 0 4

2 1 3

b) 2

is

c) 0

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a) 1

1 4 1

2 3 0
0 1 2

is

d) 0

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d) 3

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d) 5

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c) 4

n.

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a) 1

c) n

d) n 1

## 153. If A = [aij]m n is a matrix of ran r then

a) r = min (m, n)
c) r min (m, n)

d) None

## 154. If the system of linear equations x + 2ay + az = 0, x + 3by + bz = 0, x + 4cy +

cz = 0 has a non zero solution, then a, b, c
a) Are in G.P.

b) Are in H.P.

c) Satisfy a + 2b + 3c = 0

d) Are in A.P.

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155. The system of equations x + y + z = - 1, x + y + z = - 1, x + y + z = 1 has no solution, if is
a) 1

b) Not 2

c) Either 2 or 1

d) 2

a) 1

b) 1

c) 2

1
1 a

d) 2

1
1 b

1
1 c

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a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 1

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solution if

b) = 3, 10

c) 3

d) None

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a) = 3, = 10

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b) 12

c) 18

d) 16

a) 6

c
ab

a
bc

,y=

b
ca

,z=

a) 1

b) 1

c) 2

d) 0

## 161. The system of equations x + y + z = 6, x + 2y + 3z = 10, z + 2y + z = k is

inconsistent if = ., k .
a) 3, 7

b) 3, 10

c) 7, 10

d) 10, 3

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162. The rank of
a) 4

1 1 1 1

1 2
1 1
1
1 1 3

b) 3

is

c) 2

d) 1

b) a + b + c = 1

c) a + b + c 0

d) a + b + c 0

b) 1 if a = 6

c) 3 if a = 2

d) 2 if a = 6

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a) 3 if a = 6

is

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5
1 2

2 4 a 4
1 2 a + 1

n.

a) a + b + c = 0

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inconsistent if

## 165. If a + b + c 0, the system of equations (b + c) (y + z) ax = b c, (c + a) (z +

x) by = c a, (a + b) (x + y) cz = a b have

b) No solution

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a) A unique solution

d) None

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## 166. If the system of linear equations (sin 3

)x y + z = 0, (cos 2
)x + 4y + 3z = 0.

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## 2x + 7y + 7z = 0 has a non trivial solution then the values of are

b) n , n + (1)n /6

c) n , n + (1)n /2

d) n , n + (1)n /4

a) n , n + (1)n /3

167. Let and be real. The set of all values of for which the system of linear
equations
x + (sin )y + (cos )z = 0; x + (cos )y + (sin )z = 0; x + (sin )y (cos )z
= 0 has a non trivial solution is
a) [0,

b) [

, 0]

c) [

d) [0,

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ANSWERS
c

26.

51.

2.

27.

52.

3.

28.

53.

4.

29.

54.

5.

30.

55.

6.

31.

d.

56.

7.

32.

57.

8.

33.

9.

34.

10.

35.

11.

36.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

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a

n.

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a

59.

60.

61.

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63.

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40.

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41.

66.

42.

67.

43.

68.

44.

69.

20.

45.

70.

21.

46.

71.

22.

47.

72.

23.

48.

73.

24.

49.

74.

25.

50.

75.

19.

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18.

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104.

132.

77.

105.

133.

78.

106.

134.

79.

107.

135.

108.

136.

81.

109.

137.

82.

110.

138.

83.

111.

139.

84.

112.

140.

85.

113.

86.

114.

87.

115.

88.

116.

89.

117.

90.

91.

92.

93.

94.

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m

80.

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141.

143.

144.

145.

118.

146.

119.

147.

120.

148.

121.

149.

122.

150.

123.

151.

124.

152.

125.

153.

98.

126.

154.

99.

127.

155.

100.

128.

156.

101.

129.

157.

102.

130.

158.

103.

131.

159.

96.

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142.

97.

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163.

166.

161.

164.

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