# NCERT Solutions for Exercise 4.5 Class 12 Maths Chapter 4 - Determinants

In this article, you will get NCERT solutions for Class 12 Maths chapter 4 Determinants Exercise 4.5 consists of questions related to adjoint, cofactor, and inverse of a matrix. The adjoint of a square matrix A is defined as the transpose of the matrix of the cofactors of matrix A. The adjoint of matrix A is denoted by adj (A) and the inverse of matrix A is defined by A^{-1}. It is a very important concept used in the solving system of linear equations, statistics, and scientific research.

**E****xercise 4.5 Class 12 Maths** is very important for the board exams as generally one question is asked from this exercise. You are advised to solve the questions from Class 12 Maths ch 4 ex 4.5 including examples given before the exercise. You can go through Class 12 Maths chapter 4 exercise 4.5 solutions to understand the concept. Also, check for NCERT Solutions here.

**Also, see**

- Determinants Exercise 4.1
- Determinants Exercise 4.2
- Determinants Exercise 4.3
- Determinants Exercise 4.4
- Determinants Exercise 4.6
- Determinants Miscellaneous Exercise

**Determinants Exercise:4.5**

**Question:1 **Find adjoint of each of the matrices.

**Answer:**

Given matrix:

Then we have,

Hence we get:

**Question:2 **Find adjoint of each of the matrices

**Answer:**

Given the matrix:

Then we have,

Hence we get:

**Question:3** Verify .

**Answer:**

Given the matrix:

Let

Calculating the cofactors;

Hence,

Now,

aslo,

Now, **calculating |A|; **

**So, **

**Hence we get**

** **

**Question:4 **Verify .

**Answer:**

Given matrix:

Let

Calculating the cofactors;

Hence,

Now,

also,

Now, **calculating |A|; **

**So, **

**Hence we get,**

** **.

**Question:5 **Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

**Answer:**

Given matrix :

To find the inverse we have to first find **adjA** then as we know the relation:

So, calculating **|A| :**

**|A| = (6+8) = 14**

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then **adjA.**

So, we have

Therefore inverse of A will be:

**Question:6** Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

**Answer:**

Given the matrix :

To find the inverse we have to first find **adjA** then as we know the relation:

So, calculating **|A| :**

**|A| = (-2+15) = 13**

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then **adjA.**

So, we have

Therefore inverse of A will be:

**Question:7 **Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

**Answer:**

Given the matrix :

To find the inverse we have to first find **adjA** then as we know the relation:

So, calculating **|A| :**

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then **adjA.**

So, we have

Therefore inverse of A will be:

**Question:8 **Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

**Answer:**

Given the matrix :

To find the inverse we have to first find **adjA** then as we know the relation:

So, calculating **|A| :**

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then **adjA.**

So, we have

Therefore inverse of A will be:

**Question:9 **Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

**Answer:**

Given the matrix :

To find the inverse we have to first find **adjA** then as we know the relation:

So, calculating **|A| :**

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then **adjA.**

So, we have

Therefore inverse of A will be:

**Question:10** Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

**Answer:**

Given the matrix :

To find the inverse we have to first find **adjA** then as we know the relation:

So, calculating **|A| :**

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then **adjA.**

So, we have

Therefore inverse of A will be:

**Question:11 **Find the inverse of each of the matrices (if it exists).

**Answer:**

Given the matrix :

To find the inverse we have to first find **adjA** then as we know the relation:

So, calculating **|A| :**

Now, calculating the cofactors terms and then **adjA.**

So, we have

Therefore inverse of A will be:

**Question:12 **Let and . Verify that.

**Answer:**

We have and .

then calculating;

**Finding the inverse of AB.**

Calculating the cofactors fo AB:

** **

** **

Then we have adj(AB):

and** ****|AB| = 61(67) - (-87)(-47) = 4087-4089 = -2**

Therefore we have inverse:

** .....................................(1)**

Now, **calculating inverses of A and B.**

**|A| = 15-14 = 1 and |B| = 54- 56 = -2**

** and **

**therefore we have **

** and **

**Now calculating**.

**........................(2)**

**From (1) and (2) we get **

**Hence proved.**

**Question:13 **If ? , show that . Hence find

**Answer:**

Given then we have to show the relation

So, calculating each term;

therefore ;

Hence .

[**Post multiplying by , also ]**

**Question:14 **For the matrix , find the numbers and such that **.**

**Answer:**

Given then we have the relation

So, calculating each term;

therefore ;

So, we have equations;

and

We get .

**Question:15 **For the matrix Show that Hence, find .

**Answer:**

Given matrix: ;

To show:

Finding each term:

So now we have,

**Now finding the inverse of A;**

**Post-multiplying by as, **

** ...................(1)**

**Now,**

**From equation (1) we get;**

**Question:16 **If , verify that . Hence find .

**Answer:**

Given matrix: ;

To show:

Finding each term:

So now we have,

**Now finding the inverse of A;**

**Post-multiplying by as, **

** ...................(1)**

**Now,**

**From equation (1) we get;**

**Hence inverse of A is :**

**Question:17** Let A be a nonsingular square matrix of order . Then is equal to

(A) (B) (C) (D)

**Answer:**

We know the identity

Hence we can determine the value of .

Taking both sides determinant value we get,

or

or **taking R.H.S.,**

or, we have then

Therefore

**Hence the correct answer is B.**

**Question:18 **If A is an invertible matrix of order 2, then det is equal to

(A) (B) (C) (D)

**Answer:**

Given that the matrix is invertible hence exists and

Let us assume a matrix of the order of 2;

.

Then **.**

** and **

**Now,**

Taking determinant both sides;

Therefore we get;

**Hence the correct answer is B.**

**More About NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 4 Exercise 4.5:-**

In the NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Maths chapter 4 Exercise 4.5 there are 18 questions including two multiple choice type questions. These questions are related to the most important concept of determinant i.e finding adjoint and inverse of a matrix. There are four examples given in the NCERT book before the exercise 4.5 that you can solve. Solving these examples will help you get conceptual clarity and you will be able to solve exercise questions of NCERT syllabus very easily.

**Also Read**| Determinants Class 12 Chapter 4 Notes

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