# In the matrix

Question:

In the matrix $A=\left[\begin{array}{cccc}2 & 5 & 19 & -7 \\ 35 & -2 & \frac{5}{2} & 12 \\ \sqrt{3} & 1 & -5 & 17\end{array}\right]$, write:

(i) The order of the matrix

(ii) The number of elements,

(iii) Write the elements $a_{13}, a_{21}, a_{33}, a_{24}, a_{23}$

Solution:

(i) In the given matrix, the number of rows is 3 and the number of columns is 4. Therefore, the order of the matrix is 3 × 4.

(ii) Since the order of the matrix is 3 × 4, there are 3 × 4 = 12 elements in it.

(iii) $a_{13}=19, a_{21}=35, a_{33}=-5, a_{24}=12, a_{23}=\frac{5}{2}$