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Hello

i have the following question

how can i multiply 2 matrices?

the rules are the following
assume that A and B are matrices
the result will go into matrix C
number of columns in A same as rows in B
rows in C = rows in A
columns in C = columns in B

i've been struggling a lot to write such algorithm
but never found the right solution

thanks

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Hi Dear John .K

Your Problem is all about to multiply a square matrix , say number of rows equal to number of columns ,

Here im presenting a sample code to multiply two matrix a , b and the result will be stored in matrix C

#include<iostream.h>
void main()
{
int a[3][3] , b[3][3] , c[3][3];

int i , j , k;
cout<<"Enter Matrix A";
for( i = 0 ; i < 3 ; i++)
for( j = 0 ; j < 3 ; j++)
cin>>a[i][j];
cout<<"Enter Matrix B";
for( i = 0 ; i < 3 ; i++)
for( j = 0 ; j < 3 ; j++)
cin>>b[i][j];
for( i = 0 ; i < 3 ; i++)
for( j = 0 ; j < 3 ; j++)
{
c[i][j] = 0;
for( k = 0 ;k < 3 ; k++)
c[i][j] += a[i][k]*b[k][j];
}
cout<<"The resultant matrix is ";
for( i = 0 ; i < 3 ; i++)
{
for( j = 0 ; j < 3 ; j++)
cout<<a[i][j]<<" ";
cout<<endl;
}
}

Note : I have written this code for a 3x3 matrix with slight modifications you can extend this programme to perform multiplication over a m x n matrix

I havn't test this code , if you found any issues with this programme please do revert me with !

Thanks and Regards !
Prince M. Premnath

C++

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