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## Answer is a Matrix 1

This PG code shows how to evaluate answers that are matrices.

PG problem file Explanation

Problem tagging:

```DOCUMENT();

"PGstandard.pl",
"MathObjects.pl",
);

TEXT(beginproblem());
```

Initialization:

```Context("Matrix");

\$A = Matrix([
[random(-5,5,1),random(-5,5,1),random(-5,5,1)],
[random(-5,5,1),random(-5,5,1),random(-5,5,1)],
]);

\$B = Matrix([random(-5,5,1),random(-5,5,1),random(-5,5,1)]);

```

Setup: Use `Context("Matrix");`. MathObject matrices are constructed using the `Matrix()` constructor. The matrix A has two rows and three columns, and is constructed by `[ [row 1 entries], [row 2 entries] ]`, and this construction generalizes in the obvious way. If a matrix has only one row, such as B, then it is entered as `[row 1 entries]` and not as `[ [row 1 entries] ]`. If `\$B = Matrix([a,b,c]);`, then the matrix `\$B->transpose` is equivalent to `Matrix([[a],[b],[c]]);` which has an outer pair of brackets enclosing all of the rows, where each row encloses its single element with brackets.

```Context()->texStrings;
BEGIN_TEXT
Suppose
\[
A = \$A
\ \ \mbox{and} \ \
B = \$B.
\]
Evaluate the following matrix product.
\$BR
\$BR
\( A B^T = \)
END_TEXT
Context()->normalStrings;
```

Main Text: Use the `->ans_array(width)` method on the MathObject matrix `\$answer` to produce an array of answer boxes each with a specified character width.

```\$showPartialCorrectAnswers = 1;

```

```Context()->texStrings;
BEGIN_SOLUTION
\${PAR}SOLUTION:\${PAR}
Solution explanation goes here.
END_SOLUTION
Context()->normalStrings;

COMMENT('MathObject version.');

ENDDOCUMENT();
```

Solution: