# matrix that does not have a determinant

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Do all matrices have a determinant? Why or why not? Provide an example of a matrix that does not have a determinant.

Do all matrices have an inverse? Why or why not? Provide an example of a matrix that does not have an inverse.

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Do all matrices have a determinant? Why or why not? Provide an example of a matrix that does not have a determinant.

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This solution offers an example of a matrix that does not have a determinant.