Posted by Katherine on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 6:14pm.
find the values of a and b given that matrix A=
[a 4 6]
[8 5 7]
[5 3 4]
is the inverse of matrix B =
[1 2 2]
[3 b 1]
[1 1 3]
It would really help if you showed how you did it.
Thanks a lot!

Math  Reiny, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 8:23pm
I trust you know how to multiply two matrices
and I trust that you know that if you multiply any matrix by its inverse you get the identity matrix, namely
1 0 0
0 1 0
0 0 1
so using the first row of matrix A and the first column of matrix B you get
a  12 + 6 = 1
a = 7
then second row of A by second column of B gives us
16 + 5b + 7 = 1
b = 2
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