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**NJoyce** Hey everyone,

Do you know if there are any links between the property of matrix determinants and Complex numbers.

- a complex number being z=x+yi, where x and y are real numbers and i is the imaginary number which represents sqrt(-1)

- a matrix being a 2x2 representation of a Complex number, written as:

$M = \left[ {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}}x&{ - y}\\y&x\end{array}} \right]$

I know how to find the determinant of a matrix, but I don't know if there is a property in Complex number operations etc that corresponds to this determinant property in Matrices.