Can someone explain how to solve this step by step? I have to find determinant(A).

http://i41.tinypic.com/r7k4uw.jpg

Printable View

- Nov 10th 2011, 09:36 AMDoomwarNeed help with NxN matrix!
Can someone explain how to solve this step by step? I have to find determinant(A).

http://i41.tinypic.com/r7k4uw.jpg - Nov 10th 2011, 10:43 AMDevenoRe: Need help with NxN matrix!
subtract the first row from every other row (this won't change the determinant). this gets you:

next, add every column to the first (this also will not change the determinant) to get:

this shouldn't be too hard to calculate.