Mathematics Properties of Determinants For CBSE-NCERT
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Properties of Determinants

Property 1 :

`color{red}{"The value of the determinant remains unchanged if its rows and columns are interchanged."}`

Verification : Let `Delta = |(a_1,a_2,a_3),(b_1,b_2,b_3),(c_1,c_2,c_3)|`

Expanding along first row, we get `Delta = a_1|(b_2,b_3),(c_2,c_3)| - a_2|(b_1,b_3),(c_1,c_3)| + a_3|(b_1,b_2),(c_1,c_2)|`

`=a_1(b_2 c_3– b_3 c_2) - a_2(b_1 c_3– b_3 c_1) + a_3(b_1 c_2 – b_2 c_1)`

● By interchanging the rows and columns of Δ, we get the determinant

` Δ_1 = | (a_1 ,b_1 ,c_1), ( a_2,b_2, c_2), ( a_3,b_3,c_3) |`

● Expanding `Δ_1` along first column, we get

`Δ_1 = a_1 (b_2 c_3 – c_2 b_3) – a_2 (b_1 c_3 – b_3 c_1) + a_3 (b_1 c_2 – b_2 c_1)`

Hence `Δ = Δ_1`


`color{blue}{"Remark :"}` If A is a square matrix, then `color{orange}{det (A) = det (A′),}` where A′ = transpose of A.


`color{blue}{"Note :"}` If `R_i = i^(th)` row and `C_i = i^(th)` column, then for interchange of row and columns, we will symbolically write `C_i↔ R_i`
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Verify Property 1 for `Δ = | ( 2,-3, 5), ( 6,0,4), ( 1,5, -7) |`
Class 12 Chapter 4 Example 6
Solution:

Expanding the determinant along first row, we have

` Δ = 2 | ( 0 ,4) , ( 5,-7) | - (-3) | (6,4), ( 1,-7) | + 5 | ( 6,0 ), (1,5) |`

= 2 (0 – 20) + 3 (– 42 – 4) + 5 (30 – 0)
= – 40 – 138 + 150 = – 28
By interchanging rows and columns, we get

`Δ_1 = | (2,6,1), (-3,0,5), (5,4 , -7) |` (Expanding along first column)

`=2 | ( 0 ,5 ), (4,-7) | - (-3) | ( 6,1), (4 , -7) | + 5 | ( 6,1), ( 0 ,5) |`

= 2 (0 – 20) + 3 (– 42 – 4) + 5 (30 – 0)
= – 40 – 138 + 150 = – 28
Clearly `Δ = Δ_1`

Hence, Property 1 is verified.

Property 2 :

`color{red}{"If any two rows (or columns) of a determinant are interchanged,"}`
`color{red}{"then sign of determinant changes. "}`

`"Verification :"` Let Δ = ` | (a_1, a_2, a_3 ), ( b_1, b_2 , b_3 ), ( c_1, c_2, c_3) |`

Expanding along first row, we get

`Δ = a_1 (b_2 c_3 – b_3 c_2) – a_2 (b_1 c_3 – b_3 c_1) + a_3 (b_1 c_2 – b_2 c_1)`

`=>` Interchanging first and third rows, the new determinant obtained is given by

`Δ_1 = | (c_1, c_2, c_3 ), ( b_1, b_2 , b_3 ), ( a_1, a_2 , a_3) |`

`=>` Expanding along third row, we get

`Δ_1 = a_1 (c_2 b_3 – b_2 c_3) – a_2 (c_1 b_3 – c_3 b_1) + a_3 (b_2 c_1 – b_1 c_2)`

`= – [a_1 (b_2 c_3 – b_3 c_2) – a_2 (b_1 c_3 – b_3 c_1) + a_3 (b_1 c_2 – b_2 c_1)]`

Clearly `Δ_1 = – Δ`

`"Similarly, we can verify the result by interchanging any two columns."`

`color{orange}{" We can denote the interchange of rows by"\ \ R_i ↔ R_j \ \ "and interchange of
columns by" C_i ↔ C_j}`.

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Verify Property 2 for `Δ = | (2,-3,5), ( 6,0,4), ( 1,5, -7) |`
Class 12 Chapter 4 Example 7
Solution:

`Δ = | (2,-3,5), ( 6,0,4), ( 1,5, -7) | = -28` (See Example 6)

Interchanging rows `R_2` and `R_3` i.e., `R_2 ↔ R_3`, we have

`Δ_1 = | ( 2,-3 ,5), ( 1,5, -7) , ( 6,0,4) |`

Expanding the determinant `Δ_1` along first row, we have

`Δ_1 = 2 | ( 5,-7), (0,4) | - ( -3) | (1,-7), (6,4) | + 5 | ( 1,5), (6 ,0) |`

= 2 (20 – 0) + 3 (4 + 42) + 5 (0 – 30)
= 40 + 138 – 150 = 28

Clearly `Δ_1 = – Δ`


Hence, Property 2 is verified

Property 3 :

`color{red}{" If any two rows (or columns) of a determinant are identical "}`
`color{red}{"all corresponding elements are same), then value of determinant is zero."}`

`color{blue}{"Proof"}` If we interchange the identical rows (or columns) of the determinant Δ, then Δ
does not change. However, by Property 2, it follows that Δ has changed its sign

Therefore `Δ = – Δ`

or `Δ = 0`

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Evaluate `Δ = | ( 3,2,3), ( 2,2,3), ( 3,2,3) |`
Class 12 Chapter 4 Example 8
Solution:

Expanding along first row, we get

Δ = 3 (6 – 6) – 2 (6 – 9) + 3 (4 – 6)
= 0 – 2 (–3) + 3 (–2) = 6 – 6 = 0
Here `R_1` and `R_3` are identical.

Property 4 :

`color{red}{" If each element of a row (or a column) of a determinant is"}`
`color{green}{"multiplied by a constant" k, "then its value gets multiplied by" k}`

`"Verification :"` Let `Δ = | (a_1, b_1, c_1), ( a_2,b_2, c_2), (a_3,b_3,c_3) |`

and `Δ_1` be the determinant obtained by multiplying the elements of the first row by `k.`

Then

`Δ_1 = | (k a_1, k b_1, k c_1 ), ( a_2, b_2, c_2 ), ( a_3, b_3, c_3) |`

`=>` Expanding along first row, we get

`Δ_1 = k a_1 (b_2 c_3 – b_3 c_2) – k b_1 (a_2 c_3 – c_2 a_3) + k c_1 (a_2 b_3 – b_2 a_3)`

`= k [ a_1 (b_2 c_3 – b_3 c_2) – b_1 (a_2 c_3 – c_2 a_3) + c_1 (a_2 b_3 – b_2 a_3)]`

`= k Δ`


`color{orange}{ | (k a_1, k b_1, k c_1 ), ( a_2, b_2, c_2), ( a_3, b_3, c_3) | = k | (a_1, b_1, c_1), ( a_2,b_2 ,c_2), (a_3, b_3, c_3) |}`


`color{blue}{"Remarks :"}`

(i) By this property, we can take out any common factor from any one row or any one column of a given determinant.
(ii) If corresponding elements of any two rows (or columns) of a determinant are proportional (in the same ratio), then its value is zero. For example
`Δ = | (a_1, a_2, a_3 ), (b_1, b_2, b_3 ), ( k a_1, k a_2, k a_3) |=0 ` (rows `R_1` and `R_2` are proportional)
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Evaluate ` | (102, 18 ,36) , (1,3,4), ( 17,3,6) |`
Class 12 Chapter 4 Example 9
Solution:

Note that ` | (102,18 , 36), (1,3, 4 ), (17 ,3,6 ) | = | ( 6 (17) , 6 (3) , 6(6) ), ( 1,3,4), ( 17,3,6) | = 6 | (17 ,3,6 ), ( 1,3,4), ( 17,3,6) | = 0`

Property 5