# NCERT Solutions for Class 12 maths Chapter 3 Matrices

A matrix is a rectangular array of numbers. The dimensions of a matrix refer to the number of rows and the number of columns. A 3×2 3 × 2 matrix has three rows and two columns. We add and subtract matrices of equal dimensions by adding and subtracting corresponding entries of each matrix. we shall see the definition of a matrix, types of matrices, equality of matrices, operations on matrices such as the addition of matrices and multiplication of a matrix by a scalar, properties of matrix addition, properties of scalar multiplication, multiplication of matrices, properties of multiplication of matrices, transpose of a matrix, properties of the transpose of the matrix, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices, elementary operation or transformation of a matrix, the inverse of a matrix by elementary operations and miscellaneous examples. Operation on matrices: Addition and multiplication and multiplication with a scalar. Simple properties of addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication. Non- commutativity of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix.