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 2p 3

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1. If A =  − 4 p p  and det A = 14, find the possible values of p.

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a 2 
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2. Let M =  2 − 1 , where a ∈ .

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(a) Find M in terms of a.
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 5 − 4
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If M is equal to  − 4 5  , find the value of a.
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Using this value of a, find M and hence solve the system of equations:

–x + 2y = –3
2x – y = 3
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(Total 12 marks)

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5 2 11 2
  44 8 
3. A and B are 2 × 2 matrices, where A = 2 0 and BA =   . Find B.

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4. The matrices A, B, X are given by

 3 1 4 8  a b
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 – 5 6   0 – 3 X =  c d  where a, b, c, d ∈
A= B= .

Given that AX + X = Β, find the exact values of a, b, c and d.


(Total 8 marks)

 5 – 2
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 7 1 
5. Consider the matrix A = .
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(a) Write down the inverse, A .
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(b) B, C and X are also 2 × 2 matrices.


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(i) Given that XA + B = C, express X in terms of A , B and C.

6 7   – 5 0
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 5 – 2   – 8 7 
(ii) Given that B = , and C= find X.
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(Total 6 marks)

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a b 1 0
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e 
6. Let A =  c 0  and B = d . Giving your answers in terms of a, b, c, d and e,

(a) write down A + B;

(b) find AB.

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1 − 3 1 
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 2 2 − 1
1 − 5 3 
7. (a) Write down the inverse of the matrix A =  

(b) Hence solve the simultaneous equations

x – 3y + z = 1

2x + 2y – z = 2

x – 5y + 3z = 3

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 − 2 4  5 2
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8. Let C =  1 7  and D = −1 a .

The 2 × 2 matrix Q is such that 3Q = 2C – D

(a) Find Q.
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(b) Find CD.


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(c) Find D .
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(Total 9 marks)

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