# How do you find the determinant of #|(-6,5),(0,-8)|#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 13, 2016

#### Explanation:

The determinant of a

#abs((a,b),(c,d)) = ad-bc#

So in our example:

#abs((-6,5),(0,-8)) = (-6)(-8)-(5)(0) = 48-0 = 48#

More generally, if

So we could have just written:

#abs((-6,5),(0,-8)) = (-6)(-8) = 48#