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Multiply Matrices by Scalars to Produce New Matrices

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High School - HSN-VM.C.7

How to Multiply Matrices by Scalars? An array of numbers that are arranged in a rectangular form is what we call a matrix. It is arranged in rows and columns, and the order of a matrix is written as; Rows × Columns - There are a variety of different types of matrices including square matrix, identity matrix, null matrix, zero matrix, and many others. You can apply all basic arithmetic functions on these matrices, such as addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. There are two different types of multiplication that we can apply on matrices and these include scalar multiplication and matrix multiplications. Scalar multiplication is the simplest form of multiplication! Consider a matrix of order 2×2;
a b
c d
Now, if you have to multiply it with a scalar quantity K; you have to multiply the constant with each element of the matrix.
ka kb
kc kd
Consider an example; 2 × (2/6 x 4/8) = (4/12 x 8/16). This selection of worksheets explores how to manipulate matrices multiplication by using scalars.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

Starting with the root definition of a matrix and scalar can help this skill go by quicker.

  • Homework 1 - We have to multiply the matrix in order to fill in the missing number.
  • Homework 2 - You can work these problems best by breaking it up into components.
  • Homework 3 - The missing number is the product of: 6 (8), which is 48.

Practice Worksheets

A scalar is, for all purposes and intents, just a real number. Matrices are more dynamic.

  • Practice 1 - Find the missing number to complete the product of the matrix.
  • Practice 2 - We focus on finding unknowns within Matrices.
  • Practice 3 - It may seem simple, but wait until we break away from 2 by 2 matrices.

Math Skill Quizzes

Print these off to see how it all came together for students.

  • Quiz 1 - The missing number is in row 2 of column 1.
  • Quiz 2 - Here is a lot more practice for you on this.
  • Quiz 3 - The original matrix must be multiplied in order to fill in the missing number.