**Scalar multiplication**is when you multiply a matrix by a value, called a

**scalar**. In scalar multiplication, you multiply each element of the matrix by the scalar.

Here is what scalar multiplication looks like:

Pretty simple, right? Now, let’s see some examples.

First example (click here):

1. Multiply each of the matrix elements by the scalar

2. Simplify

1. Multiply each of the matrix elements by the scalar

2. Simplify

Last example (click here):

1. Multiply each of the matrix elements by the scalar

2. Simplify

Until next time,

Leah