When solving a 3 3 determinant I broke the determinant down into a sequence of 2 2 determinants, remembering to alternate the signs of the leading coefficients in front of the smaller determinants. By extension, how might I calculate a 4 4 determinant?
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Also, what is the advantage of using the method of Substitution for solving a system of equations compared to using the method of addition?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:15 pm ad1c9bdddf
This explains how to calculate a 4x4 determinant and explains the advantage of teh substitution method of addition.