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- Determinant of a matrix is same as the determinant of its transpose.
- If two rows or columns of a determinant are interchanged the determinant changes its sign.
- If the elements of a row (column) of a determinant are multiplied by a constant K, then the determinant will be multiplied by the same constant. For example,

If A is a square matrix of order n, then

4.If all the elements of a row (column) of a determinant are zeros, then the value of that determinant is also zero.

5.If two rows (columns) of a determinant are equal then value of that determinant is zero.**Note:-** If two rows (2 columns) of a determinant are proportionate then its value is zero.

6.If the elements of a row (column) of a determinant are sums of two elements then the determinant can be expressed as the sum of two determinants. That is for example,

7. If the elements of a row (column) of a determinant are added to or subtracted from the corresponding elements of some other row (column) then the determinant remains unchanged.

8. If the products of the elements of a row (or column) of a determinant with a constant K are added to the corresponding elements of some other row (or column), then the determinant remains unchanged.

9. Sum of the products of the elements of a row in a square matrix and the co-factors of the corresponding elements of some other row (column) is zero.

10. If the rows or columns of a determinant are changed without disturbing a cyclic order, then the determinant remains unchanged. That is,

11. Determinant of a null matrix is 1.

12. Determinant of a null matrix of the order 3X3 is zero.__Some Important Matrices Determinants to be Remembered for competitive exams__:-

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