Go to content
The minor of a particular element of a matrix is found by eliminating the row and column of that element and finding the determinant of the remaining matrix.

## Software/Applets used on this page

This page uses jsMath
You can get a better display of the maths by downloading special TeX fonts from jsMath. In the meantime, we will do the best we can with the fonts you have, but it may not be pretty and some equations may not be rendered correctly.

## Glossary

### matrix

a rectangular or square grid of numbers.

### minor

of an element of a matrix found be eliminating the row and column containing that element and finding the determinant of the remaining matrix.

### union

The union of two sets A and B is the set containing all the elements of A and B.

Full Glossary List

## This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)FP4Matrix algebra3x3 matrices-
AQA A2 Further Maths 2017Pure MathsFurther Matrices3x3 Matrices-
AQA AS/A2 Further Maths 2017Pure MathsFurther Matrices3x3 Matrices-
CBSE XII (India)AlgebraDeterminantsDeterminant of a square matrix (up to 3 x 3)-
CCEA A-Level (NI)FP1Matrix algebra3x3 matrices-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)FP3Matrix algebra3x3 matrices-
Edexcel AS Further Maths 2017Core Pure MathsMatrices3x3 Matrices-
Edexcel AS/A2 Further Maths 2017Core Pure MathsMatrices3x3 Matrices-
Methods (UK)M5Matrix algebra3x3 matrices-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)FP1Matrix algebra3x3 matrices-
OCR AS Further Maths 2017Pure CoreDeterminants, Inverses and Equations3x3 Matrices-
OCR MEI A2 Further Maths 2017Core Pure BMatrices and Transformations3x3 Matrices-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)FP2Matrix algebra3x3 matrices-
Universal (all site questions)MMatrix algebra3x3 matrices-
WJEC A-Level (Wales)FP1Matrix algebra3x3 matrices-