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# Recent questions in Linear Algebra

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Suppose that $P$ is a $4 \times 5$ matrix such that every solution of the equation $\text{Px=0}$ is a scalar multiple of $\begin{bmatrix} 2 & 5 & 4 &3 & 1 \end{bmatrix}^T$. The rank of $P$ is __________
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Consider the following matrix.$\begin{pmatrix} 0 & 1 & 1 & 1\\ 1& 0& 1 & 1\\ 1& 1 & 0 & 1 \\1 & 1 & 1 & 0 \end{pmatrix}$The largest eigenvalue of the above matrix is __________.
1 vote
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Consider the matrix $A=\begin{pmatrix} 0 & -1 \\ 1 & 0 \end{pmatrix}$. Find $A^n,$ in terms of $n,$ for $n\geq2.$
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The matrices $\begin{bmatrix} \cos\theta &-\sin \theta \\ \sin \theta & cos \theta \end{bmatrix}$ and $\begin{bmatrix} a & 0 \\ 0 & b \end{bmatrix}$ commute under the multiplication if $a=b \text{(or)} \theta =n\pi, \: n$ is an integer always never if $a\cos \theta \neq b\sin \theta$
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The eigenvalues of the matrix $\begin{bmatrix}1 & 2\\ 4 & 3 \end{bmatrix}$ are $\text{5 and -5}$ $\text{5 and -1}$ $\text{1 and -5}$ $\text{2 and 3}$
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Consider three vectors $x=\begin{bmatrix}1\\2 \end{bmatrix}, y=\begin{bmatrix}4\\8 \end{bmatrix},z=\begin{bmatrix}3\\1 \end{bmatrix}$. Which of the folowing statements is true $x$ and $y$ are linearly independent $x$ and $y$ are linearly dependent $x$ and $z$ are linearly dependent $y$ and $z$ are linearly dependent
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If product of matrix $A=\begin{bmatrix}\cos^{2}\theta &\cos \theta \sin \theta \\ \cos \theta \sin \theta &\sin ^{2} \theta& \end{bmatrix}$ and $B=\begin{bmatrix}\cos^{2}\phi &\cos \phi \sin \phi \\ \cos \phi \sin \phi &\sin ^{2} \phi& \end{bmatrix}$ is a ... and $\phi$ differ by an odd multiple of $\pi$ even multiple of $\pi$ odd multiple of $\dfrac{\pi}{2}$ even multiple of $\dfrac{\pi}{2}$
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$M$ is a square matrix of order $’n’$ and its determinant value is $5.$ If all the elements of $M$ are multiplied by $2,$ its determinant value becomes $40.$ The value of $’n’$ is $2$ $3$ $5$ $4$
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$M$ is a square matrix of order $’n’$ and its determinant value is $5.$ If all the elements of $M$ are multiple by $2,$ its determinant value becomes $40.$ The value of $’n’$ is $2$ $3$ $5$ $4$
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What is the determinant of the matrix $\begin{bmatrix}5&3&2\\1&2&6\\3&5&10\end{bmatrix}$ $-76$ $-28$ $+28$ $+72$
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The system of simultaneous equations $x+2y+z=6\\2x+y+2z=6\\x+y+z=5$ has unique solution. infinite number of solutions. no solution. exactly two solutions.
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If $A$ and $B$ are square matrices of size $n\times n$, then which of the following statements is not true? $\det(AB)=\det(A) \det(B)$ $\det(kA)=k^n \det(A)$ $\det(A+B)=\det(A)+\det(B)$ $\det(A^T)=1/\det(A^{-1})$
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Two eigenvalues of a $3\times3$ real matrix $P$ are $(2+​ \sqrt-1)$ and $3$. The determinant of $P$ is ________. $0$ $1$ $15$ $-1$
1 vote
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Let $A,B,C,D$ be $n\times n$ matrices, each with non-zero determinant. If $ABCD=1$, then $B^{-1}$ is: $D^{-1}C^{-1}A^{-1}$ $CDA$ $ADC$ Does not necessarily exist.
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Consider two matrices $M_1$ and $M_2$ with $M_1^*M_2=0$ and $M_1$ is non singular. Then which of the following is true? $M_2$ is non singular $M_2$ is null matrix $M_2$ is the identity matrix $M_2$ is transpose of $M_1$
1 vote
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$AVA=A$ is called : Identity law De Morgan’s law Idempotent law Complement law
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How many corner does a cube have in 4 dimensions? How many 3D faces? Now by observation we can tell that, an n-dimensional cube has $2^n$ corners. 1D cube which is a line have $2^1$ corners 2D cube which is a square have $2^2$ corners 3D cube have $2^3$ corners ... 8 three-dimension cubes. but this is the question i'm not able to answer. How every N-cube have $|2n|$ cubes of dimension (N-1)?
Let $A$ and $B$ be two $n \times n$ matrices over real numbers. Let rank($M$) and $\text{det}(M)$ denote the rank and determinant of a matrix $M$, respectively. Consider the following statements. $\text{rank}(AB) = \text{rank }(A) \text{rank }(B)$ ... Which of the above statements are TRUE? I and II only I and IV only II and III only III and IV only
The hour needle of a clock is malfunctioning and travels in the anti-clockwise direction, i.e., opposite to the usual direction, at the same speed it would have if it was working correctly. The minute needle is working correctly. Suppose the two needles show the correct time at $12$ noon, thus ... ? $\dfrac{10}{11}$ hour $\dfrac{11}{12}$ hour $\dfrac{12}{13}$ hour $\dfrac{19}{22}$ hour One hour
Let $A$ be am $n\times n$ invertible matrix with real entries whose column sums are all equal to $1$. Consider the following statements: Every column in the matrix $A^{2}$ sums to $2$ Every column in the matrix $A^{3}$ sums to $3$ Every column in the matrix $A^{-1}$ ... $(3)$ is correct but not statements $(1)$ or $(2)$ all the $3$ statements $(1),(2),$ and $(3)$ are correct