math problem question ?

I have no idea what I am doing. I don't even know where to start. 

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  • 2 months ago

    I suggest reading up more on matrix multiplication. The link below is really helpful and not too complicated to understand.

    The important requirement when multiplying two matrices, though, is that the width (number of columns) of the first matrix must equal the height (number of rows) of the second matrix.

    In your case, the first matrix (C) has 2 columns and the second matrix (E) has 3 rows. So it is not possible to multiply these two matrices.

    Answer:

    Not possible to multiply a (3x2) matrix by a (3x3) matrix. The inner numbers (C1 and R2) must be equal in order to multiply.

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    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Row of 1st matrix  X column of 2nd Matrix

       C is 3X2  ---  3rows -- 2 columns

       E is  3X3  --- 3 row -- 3 columns

       top row of C  has 2 elements

       left column of E hs 3 elements 

       these do not match == so you cannot multiply these matricies

     = =  this problem is not possible

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    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is not possible, because each horizontal row of C should be matched up with each vertical row of E.  But 2 elements can't be matched up with 3 elements, so CE has no meaning.

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