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    Matrices help appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by brumby_3 View Post
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    Addition and subtraction of matrices is possible if they are of the same dimensions. If A is a n \times n matrix, then B should also be a n \times n matrix if they are to be added or subtracted. And the resulting matrix is also of the same dimension. Use this concept to find out whether addition or subtraction is possible in those cases or not!
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    So for i), W must be the same size as Z, right? So stating the order of w for this question would be 3x3? What is I3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brumby_3 View Post
    So for i), W must be the same size as Z, right? So stating the order of w for this question would be 3x3? What is I3?
    Yes.

    I_3 is an 3 \times 3 identity matrix
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    Quote Originally Posted by brumby_3 View Post
    So for i), W must be the same size as Z, right? So stating the order of w for this question would be 3x3? What is I3?
    You should find notation such as I_3 (and for that matter I_n) in your class notes or textbook .... Have you gone back and reviewed this material? (I'd be surprised if what was said in post #2 was not also in your classnotes ....)
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    Mr Fantastic,
    Yes, I've just found them in the lecture notes. Thanks a lot. I can do the rest of the questions!
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