## HOW TO FIND THE INVERSE OF 2×2 AND 3×3 MATRIX USING SHORTCUT METHOD

Hello and Welcome to this post ,Today we are going to discuss the shortest and easiest methods of finding the Inverse of 2×2 matrix and 3×3 Matrix. Usually when we have to find the Inverse  of any  Matrix  then we follow the following steps .

1 Check whether the determinant value of the given Matrix is Non Zero.

2  Find out   the co-factors of all the elements of the Matrix.

3 Put these co-factors in co-factor Matrix.

4 Find the Ad joint of this matrix by taking the  Transpose of a Matrix  of the co-factor matrix.

5 Now  Multiply  Ad Joint of Matrix   with the reciprocal of               Determinant value of  the given Matrix.

This Method is very confusing, Long  and time Consuming.  So Let us have a New,  Easy and Shortcut Method .

## Method For 2×2 Matrix

If we have to find the Inverse of  2×2 Matrix then Follows these steps.

1 Interchange the position of the elements which are  a11  and a22 .

Change the Magnitude of the elements  which are in position a12 and  a21   .

Divide  every elements of the given Matrix with its Determinant value.

## Example

To find the Inverse of this matrix just interchange the position of elements a₁₁ and a₂₂  i.e   Interchange the positions of elements  5  and -3 and in second step change the magnitude of the elements which are  in positions a12 and  a21   i.e. change the sign of 9 and 4.
Now divide each elements with determinants value of the matrix which is  (5)(-3) - (9)(4) = -15 -36 = -51

So The Inverse of the given Matrix A  will  be

Then after interchanging the positions of 8 and 2 change the magnitude of  7 and -6 and divide every elements with its determinant value (8)( 2) - (7)*(-6) = 16+42 = 58

The Inverse of  B is

### After interchanging the position of -3 and -6 and changing the magnitude of  -4 and -5 and at last dividing every elements with its determinant value (-3)×(-6) - (-4)×(-5) = 18 - 20 =  -2

The Inverse of  C is

This video Explains all about Inverse of 2×2 and 3×3 Matrix

## Method for 3×3  Matrix

Ist of all  Write the given Matrix in five columns by adding the 4th column as repetition of 1st column and 5th column as repetition of 2nd column, then

C₁    C2     C3      C4     C5
5      -1       4       5      -1
2       3       5       2        3
5      -2      6        5      -2

Now Expanding this Matrix to 5×5 Matrix by adding 4th Row as repetition of 1st Rows and adding 5 Row as repetition of 2nd column as what we received in last step.

R₁        5             -1             4            5          -1
R₂        2              3              5           2            3
R₃        5             -2             6            5          -2
R₄        5             -1             4            5          -1
R5        2              3              5           2            3

Now to find the Inverse  of the given Matrix ,we have to find the cofactor of every elements

1 Find the co-factor of 1st element of Row 1 i. e. 5, determinant value of the Matrix (RED below ) obtained by eliminating the 1st Row and 1st Column which will be (3×6)-{(5)×(-2)} = 28,write these co-factor value in 1st column of 1st Row. (we are evaluating co-factors row wise and writing Column wise)

R₁      5      -1      4        5          -1
R₂    2       3      5        2           3
R₃    5      -2      6       5          -2
R₄    5      -1      4       5          -1
R5     2       3      5       2           3

2 Now Find the co-factor of 2nd element of 1st Row i. e. -1,which is equal to determinant value of the Matrix  (RED below) obtained by eliminating the 1st Row and 2nd Column which will be 5*5-(2)*(6) =13,write this co-factor value in  2nd Row of 1st column .(we are evaluating co-factors row wise and writing Column wise)

R₁        5             -1             4            5          -1
R₂        2              3              5           2            3
R₃        5             -2             6            5          -2
R₄        5             -1             4            5          -1
R5        2              3              5           2            3

## 3 Now Find the co-factor of 3rd element of 1st Row  i.e. 4, which is equal to determinant value of the Matrix(RED below ) obtained by eliminating the 1st Row and 3rd Column which will be 2*(-2)-(3)*(5) = -19,write this co-factor value in 3rd Row of 1st column.(we are evaluating co factors row wise and writing Column wise)

R₁           5            -1            4             5         -1
R₂           2             3             5            2           3
R₃           5            -2             6            5          -2
R₄           5            -1             4            5          -1
R5           2             3             5            2           3
4  Now Find the co-factor of 1st element of 2nd Row  i. e. 2, which is equal to determinant value of the Matrix  (RED below ) obtained by eliminating the 2nd  Row and 1st Column which will be -2*(4)-(6)*(-1) = -2,write this co-factor value in  2nd Column of 1st Row .(we are evaluating co factors row wise and writing Column wise) .

R₁         5         -1           4             5           -1
R₂         2          3            5             2            3
R₃         5         -2            6            5           -2
R₄         5         -1            4            5           -1
R5         2          3            5            2             3

5 Now Find the co-factor of 2nd element of 2nd Row i.e 3, which is equal to determinant value of the matrix (RED below ) obtained by eliminating the 2nd Row and 2nd column which will be 6*(5)-(5)*(4) = 10,write this co-factor value in 2nd Row of 2nd column
R₁        5           -1          4          5          -1
R₂        2            3           5         2           3
R₃        5           -2          6          5          -2
R₄        5           -1          4          5          -1
R5        2            3          5          2           3

6 Find the co-factor of 3rd element of 2nd Row i. e.5, which is equal to determinant value of the Matrix (RED ) obtained by eliminating the 2nd Row and 2nd Column which will be 5× (-1)-(-2) × (5) = 5,write this co-factor value this 2nd Column of 3rd Row, write this co-factor value in 2nd Column of 1st Row . (we are evaluating co factors row wise and writing Column wise ) .
R₁         5          -1           4           5          -1
R₂         2           3           5           2            3
R₃         5          -2           6           5          -2
R₄         5          -1           4           5          -1
R5         2           3           5            2           3

Similarly for 1st , 2nd, 3rd element the co-factor values will be as follows
For  A₃1 i.e  5

R₁       5            -1             4            5          -1
R₂       2             3              5           2           3
R₃       5            -2             6            5          -2
R₄       5            -1                        5          -1
R5       2             3              5           2           3
For A₃₂ i.e   -2
R₁          5         -1            4            5          -1
R2          2          3            5            2           3
R₃          5         -2            6            5          -2
R₄          5          -1                      5          -1
R5          2           3           5            2           3
for  A₃₃  i.e. 6

R₁          5           -1           4           5          -1
R₂          2            3           5           2           3
R₃          5           -2           6           5         -2
R₄          5           -1           4           5          -1
R5          2            3           5           2           3

so we have  -17 ,-17 and 17 as co-factors of 3rd Row, write these co factors in 3rd column .

(we are evaluating co factors row wise and writing Column wise)

⎾ 28          -2          -17 ⏋
⎹⎸ 13          10         -17 ⎹
⎿ -19         5            17  ⏌

Now divide with the determinant value of given 3×3 Matrix , which will be 5(28)-1(-13) + 4(-19) = 140 + 13 -7 6 = 77.

Now divide each element of Ad joint Matrix obtained in previous step with determinant value 77,

Then   A⁻¹  =

## Conclusion

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