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To create a matrix in Google Docs:
Google Docs is the most widely used text editing program thanks to the plethora of useful features it offers. However, Google Docs doesn’t have a built-in feature to build a matrix. But, making a matrix in Google Docs is still possible!
In this step-by-step guide below, we’re sharing the workaround solution for building matrices in Google Docs.
For the purpose of this guide, we’ll present how to make a 3x3 matrix in Google Docs. Follow the steps below.
To insert a 3x3 matrix in Google Docs:
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If you are unfamiliar with the term matrix, it’s a mathematical expression with numbers arranged in a rectangular format. It’s a way to organize data and calculations.
Matrices arrange data into rows and columns or vice versa. Each cell in the matrix contains a value of one variable or another. The numbers of rows and columns in the matrix are known as the dimensions of the matrix.
If the number of elements in each row is the same as that in each column, the matrix is also known as a rectangular array.
The numbers in the matrix are also called elements or entries. The elements can be single numbers or sets of numbers.
In general, matrices are used in physics and engineering, and most notably in mathematics, to simplify complicated algebraic expressions.
Google Docs doesn’t have a built-in option for creating a matrix. However, in this article, we’ve shared a helpful workaround that you can use to create a matrix in Google Docs. You only need to insert a table and adjust the table properties and table border, as we’ve seen above.
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