 In these lessons, we will learn how to add and subtract matrices.

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We can only add matrices of the same order.

Example: It is not possible to add matrices that do not have the same order, as shown in the following example: How to add two matrices together?
If they both have the same dimensions (same number of rows and columns) then you just add up the numbers that are in the same spot.

### Matrix Subtraction

Similarly, we can only subtract matrices of the same order.

Example:

We subtract the corresponding elements. It is not possible to subtract matrices that do not have the same order as in the following example: Introduction to matrices and examples of adding and subtracting matrices Introduction to matrices
Define a matrix
A matrix is a rectangular arrangement or array of numbers called elements.
Identify the dimensions of a matrix
The dimension m × n of a matrix identifies how many rows and columns a specific matrix has. The ni=umber of rows is m and the number of columns is n.
Identify elements in a matrix
A number or element in a matrix is denoted aij, where i is the ith row and j is the jth column.
Perform matrix addition, subtraction and scalar multiplication
The sum of two matrices can only be found if both matrices have the same dimension. To determine the sum, add corresponding elements.
The difference of two matrices can only be found if both matrices have the same dimension. To determine the difference, subtract corresponding elements.
How to add and subtract matrices? Matrix Operations
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying by a constant for matrices is discussed.

Matrix Calculator
Enter in two 2x2 matrices and select addition, subtraction or multiplication.

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