Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 3 Linear Systems and Matrices - Cumulative Review Chapters 1-3 - Page 232: 40


$$\begin{pmatrix}-\frac{1}{10}&\frac{1}{5}\\ \frac{2}{5}&\frac{1}{5}\end{pmatrix}$$

Work Step by Step

We know the following equation for the inverse of a matrix: $$\begin{pmatrix}a\:&\:b\:\\ c\:&\:d\:\end{pmatrix}^{-1}=\frac{1}{\det \begin{pmatrix}a\:&\:b\:\\ c\:&\:d\:\end{pmatrix}}\begin{pmatrix}d\:&\:-b\:\\ -c\:&\:a\:\end{pmatrix}$$ Thus, we obtain: $$\frac{1}{\det \begin{pmatrix}-2&2\\ 4&1\end{pmatrix}}\begin{pmatrix}1&-2\\ -4&-2\end{pmatrix} \\ \begin{pmatrix}-\frac{1}{10}&\frac{1}{5}\\ \frac{2}{5}&\frac{1}{5}\end{pmatrix}$$
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