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# Who discovered the matrix?

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###### July 23, 2010 2:01PM

The first use of matrices to solve equation was back in 300 BC in a Chinese book called Nine Chapters of Mathematical Art by Chiu Chang Suan Shu.

They did not use the name matrix. The use of that word came much later and is credited to James Sylvester in 1850.

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