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Find the value of x if $ \begin{bmatrix} x & 2 \\ 18 & x \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} 6 & 2 \\ 18 & 6 \end{bmatrix}$

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  • If the order of 2 matrices are equal, their corresponding elements are equal, i.e, if $A_{ij}=B_{ij}$, then any element $a_{ij}$ in matrix A is equal to corresponding element $b_{ij}$ in matrix B.
Given
$\begin{bmatrix} x & 2 \\ 18 & x \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} 6 & 2 \\ 18 & 6 \end{bmatrix}$
The above given two matrices are equal,hence their corresponding elements should be equal.
$\Rightarrow x=6.$
answered Apr 5, 2013 by sharmaaparna1
 

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