Exercise8

Provide a justification for your responses to the following questions.

  1. If every entry in one row of a matrix is zero, what can you say about the determinant?

  2. If two rows of a square matrix are identical, what can you say about the determinant?

  3. If two columns of a square matrix are identical, what can you say about the determinant?

  4. If one column of a matrix is a linear combination of the others, what can you say about the determinant?

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