Flashcard 2 - Upper Level: Mathematics Achievement Flashcard Set for the ISEE


The correct answer is:



The determinant of this matrix is equal to:

\[1 \cdot (2 - 3) \;– 3 \cdot (4 - 9) +2 \cdot (2 - 3) = 12\]

Be sure to use the order of operations, or PEMDAS, in an equation such as this one. If you don’t, your answer will not be correct. PEMDAS stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction
You can easily remember it by using this phrase: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

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