To multiply any scalar with a **matrix**, we simply multiply every element present in the matrix with that scalar. For example, if we are given with any **matrix A** and we want to calculate 2A then we simply multiply each element of matrix with 2 to get the resultant matrix. Lets take an example of **matrix A **=

Suppose, we want to calculate **2A**. Just Multiply each element of **A** with 2 to get **2A**.

**2A =**

Similarly, we can calculate **kA **by multiplying each element of **matrix A** with **k**.

The order of **matrix kA** is same as that of **A**.

There are some useful properties regarding multiplication of scalars with **matrices**:

**1.** provided that **A** and **B** have same order.

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**2.** {Click on property to see its proof}