# Example 27 - Chapter 3 Class 12 Matrices

Last updated at Jan. 17, 2020 by Teachoo

Last updated at Jan. 17, 2020 by Teachoo

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Example 27 If A and B are symmetric matrixes of the same order, then show that AB is symmetric if and only if A and B commute, that is AB = BA. Given A & B are symmetric matrix i.e. A’ = A B’ = B We need to show AB is symmetric if and only if A & B commute (i.e. AB = BA) i.e. we need to show If AB is symmetric, then A & B commute (i.e. AB = BA) and If A & B commute (i.e. AB = BA), then AB is symmetric Proving Forward part If AB is symmetric then A & B commute Given AB is symmetric i.e. (AB)’ = AB B’A’ = AB BA = AB Hence A & B commute. Hence proved (Using property (AB)’ = B’A’) (Given A’ = A & B’ = B) Proving backward part If A & B commute, then AB is symmetric Given A & B commute i.e. AB = BA We need to show AB is symmetric i.e. we need to show (AB)’ = AB Taking (AB)’ = B’A’ = BA = AB (As (AB)’ = B’A’) (As A = A’ & B= B’ given) (Assumed that AB = BA) So, (AB)’ = AB Hence, AB is symmetric Hence proved Therefore, AB is symmetric if and only if A and B commute, i.e. AB = BA.

Proof using property of transpose

Chapter 3 Class 12 Matrices

Concept wise

- Formation and order of matrix
- Types of matrices
- Equal matrices
- Addition/ subtraction of matrices
- Statement questions - Addition/Subtraction of matrices
- Multiplication of matrices
- Statement questions - Multiplication of matrices
- Solving Equation
- Finding unknown - Element
- Finding unknown - Matrice
- Transpose of a matrix
- Symmetric and skew symmetric matrices
- Proof using property of transpose
- Inverse of matrix using elementary transformation
- Proof using mathematical induction

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