# Determinant of a 3x3 matrix

Find the determinant of a 3x3 matrix,
, by using the cofactor expansion.

### Explanation

The cofactor expansion of $A$ along the first column is

Calculating the 2x2 determinant in each term,
From these, we obtain
Example:
The determinant of
is
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 1 2 3 1 2 3
$|A|$ =