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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 -

    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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