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In a symmetric matrix,

  A’ = A


And in a skew symmetric matrix

  A’ = −A


Note: Here matrix should be a square matrix

Let’s take some examples





Since A = A’

  ∴ A is a symmetric matrix


Symmetric & Skew Symmetric matrices - Part 2



  B’ = −B

So, B is a skew symmetric matrix

Note: In a skew symmetric matrix, diagonal elements are always 0.



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