Can you multiply a 2x2 matrices?

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You can definitely multiply 2x2 matrices with each other. In fact you can multiply a AxB matrix with a BxC matrix, where A, B, and C are natural numbers. That is, the number of columns of the first matrix must equal the number of rows of the second matrix--we call this "inner dimensions must match."

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