If in a given **matrix**, we have all zero elements in a particular row or column then **determinant** of such a **matrix** is equal to zero.

Lets take an example of **3 x 3** **matrix **

Therefore, we can notice that **determinant** of such a **matrix** is equal to zero. We can prove the same thing by considering a **matrix** in which all the one column elements are zero.

So, it is one of the important property of **determinant** of **matrices**. If, you see any **matrix** consisting of a row or column having all zero elements then you can directly write value of its determinant equal to 0.