Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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An Alternative to the Basket Weaving Method of Finding The Determinant of a Matrix

A Aminu, A Datti


Basket weaving method is a special trick of finding the determinant of a 3x3matrix. But to use the method one must extend the matrix to 3x5 . In this paper, we propose a method called triple cancellation method for finding the determinant of a 3x3matrix which can be used directly without the need of extending the matrix to35 .

Keywords: matrix; determinant; basket weaving method; triple cancellation method.

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