A = [3x3] Matrix =

-1 3 -1

2 -2 3

-1 1 2

How Do We Get (A)^(-1) (The inverse of A)?

I would show an attempt at the solution, however, I am clueless about this.

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- March 22nd 2011, 12:10 PMAlphaRockHow To Get The Inverse In A 3x 3 Matrix?
A = [3x3] Matrix =

-1 3 -1

2 -2 3

-1 1 2

How Do We Get (A)^(-1) (The inverse of A)?

I would show an attempt at the solution, however, I am clueless about this. - March 22nd 2011, 12:19 PMAckbeet
Try this: append the matrix to thus:

Now perform on this entire matrix the row operations necessary to get to reduced row echelon form; that is, you take Then you'll have

All of this assumes, of course, that is invertible.

Make sense? - March 22nd 2011, 01:34 PMpickslides
If Ackbeet's method is a bit tricky then try using some software like MATLAB to solve it for you.

- March 22nd 2011, 01:40 PMdwsmith
- March 22nd 2011, 01:48 PMpickslides
- March 22nd 2011, 01:50 PMAckbeet
- March 22nd 2011, 01:51 PMdwsmith
- March 22nd 2011, 02:00 PMAckbeet
- March 23rd 2011, 05:48 AMmr fantastic