If then find values of
Question:

If then find values of x, y, z and w.

$\left[\begin{array}{cc}x y & 4 \\ z+6 & x+y\end{array}\right]=\left[\begin{array}{cc}8 & w \\ 0 & 6\end{array}\right]$

Solution:

In the given matrix equation,

Comparing the corresponding elements, we get

x + y = 6,

xy = 8,

z + 6 = 0 and

w = 4

From the first two equations, we have

(6 – y) . y = 8

y2 – 6y + 8 = 0

(y – 2) (y – 4) = 0

y = 2 or y = 4

Hence, x = 4 and x = 2

Also, z + 6 = 0

z = -6 and w = 4

Therefore,

x = 2, y = 4 or x = 4, y = 2, z = -6 and w = 4