# Subtraction of Matrices Worksheets

How to Subtract Matrices - The basic mathematical operations are pretty easy to learn when we are talking about simple numbers. However, if we apply them in equations or matrices, these methods are followed according to some different rules. The rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing matrices can be a bot different that these operations being carried out with numbers. However, addition or subtraction in matrices is not that difficult as the operations of multiplication and division are. While subtracting two matrices, you just simply subtract all the internal elements of both the matrices with each other. The first element of the first matrix gets subtracted by the first element of the second matrices. Similarly, the second element of the first matrix gets subtracted by the second element of the second matrices, and this process is repeated until all the elements are subtracted with each other.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students through determining the difference between matrices. If A and B are two matrices each of the order m X n, then their difference (A – B) is a matrix of order m X n. The value is obtained by subtracting the corresponding elements of A and B.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates a step-by-step method for working subtracting matrices. 1. Subtract the first element of the second table from the first element of the first table. 2. Subtract the second element of the second table from the second element of the first table. 3. Perform subtraction of all the corresponding elements.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concept of Subtraction of Matrices.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students find the Subtraction of Matrices in assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with problems to achieve the concepts of Subtraction of Matrices.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to evaluate Subtraction of Matrices.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Answer Key

Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.

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