How to Use MMULT Function in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to use MMULT function in Excel.

MMULT function in Excel is used for matrix multiplication. Matrix multiplication is method in Mathematics where 2 matrices gets multiplied to get a new matrix. Here table arrays will act as arrays to function.

Syntax:

=MMULT (array1, array2)

Note: This function works on a condition that the columns of first array must be equals to the rows of the second array. This function will return Value error if the mentioned condition is not fulfilled.

Let’s suppose we have a first table array of 2 x 3 means 2 rows and 3 columns and second array table of 3 x 4 means 3 rows and 4 columns

Condition 1. Columns of first array equal to the rows of second array
Condition 2. The resulting array or matrix will be of 2 x 4 means 2 rows and 4 columns.

Now understand how to use excel MMULT function

Here we have two table arrays of 2 x 2 matrix.

Select the size of new table array here which will be 2 x 2.

Use the MMUL excel formula:

{=MMULT(A2:B3, E2:F3)}

Note: Use Ctrl + Shift + Enter to get the result with curly barces and Do not try to put curly braces manually.’

As you can see the resulting table array after multiplying two matrices.

The remaining cells generate #NA error if selected array for result is larger than required.

Now take another example for more undrestanding

Now the resulting array will be of size 2 x 3 mean 2 rows and 3 columns. Select the cells and use the formula to get the product of the 2 arrays

Use the formula

{=MMULT(A2:C3,E2:G4)}


As you can see the MMULT function results a new matrix of 2 x 3.

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