Here is the C program to find transpose of a matrix. The transpose of a m x n matrix A, is another n x m matrix A^T by turning all the rows of a given matrix into columns and all the columns into rows.

The transpose of matrix A is written A^T. The i^{th}row, j^{th} column element of A is the j^{th} row, i^{th} column element of A^T. The transpose of a matrix A can be obtained by reflecting the elements along its main diagonal. If we repeat the process of transpose on a transposed matrix A^T, it returns A with elements in their original position.

**Points to Remember**

- The transpose of matrix A is written A
^{T}. - The i
^{th}row, j^{th}column element of A is the j^{th}row, i^{th}column element of A^{T}. - If A is an m × n matrix then A
^{T}is an n × m matrix.

**Algorithm to find transpose of a matrix**

Let A be the input matrix of size M x N and T be the transpose matrix of A(T = A

^{T}).

- To find transpose of a matrix, we have to interchange the row and column index of every element. For example, an element of matrix A at position [i][j] will become an element of transpose matrix T at position[j][i](T[j][i] = A[i][j])
- Traverse matrix A row wise(first all elements of a row from left to right, then jump to next row) using two loops(check line number 23 and 24 of below program).
- For any element A[i][j], copy it's value to T[j][i](swap row and column indexes).

## C program to find transpose of a matrix

#include <stdio.h> int main(){ int rows, cols, rowCounter, colCounter; int inputMatrix[50][50], transposeMatrix[50][50]; printf("Enter Rows and Columns of Matrix\n"); scanf("%d %d", &rows, &cols); printf("Enter Matrix of size %dX%d\n", rows, cols); for(rowCounter = 0; rowCounter < rows; rowCounter++){ for(colCounter = 0; colCounter < cols; colCounter++){ scanf("%d", &inputMatrix[rowCounter][colCounter]); } } /* transpose[i][j] = inputMatrix[j][i] */ for(rowCounter = 0; rowCounter < rows; rowCounter++){ for(colCounter = 0; colCounter < cols; colCounter++){ transposeMatrix[colCounter][rowCounter] = inputMatrix[rowCounter][colCounter]; } } printf("Transpose Matrix\n"); /*Transpose Matrix of MXN = NXM Matrix */ for(rowCounter = 0; rowCounter < cols; rowCounter++){ for(colCounter = 0; colCounter < rows; colCounter++){ printf("%d ", transposeMatrix[rowCounter][colCounter]); } printf("\n"); } return 0; }

Output

Enter Rows and Columns of Matrix 2 3 Enter Matrix of size 2X3 1 2 3 4 5 6 Transpose Matrix 1 4 2 5 3 6

Enter Rows and Columns of Matrix 3 3 Enter Matrix of size 3X3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Transpose Matrix 0 3 6 1 4 7 2 5 8

**Properties of Transpose Matrices**

Let A be the input matrix of size M x N.

- The transpose of a transpose matrix is the original matrix

(A^{T})^{T}= A - The transpose of two added matrices is the same as the addition of the two transpose matrices

(A + B)^{T}= A^{T}+ B^{T} - When a scalar element is multiplied to a matrix, the order of transposition is irrelevant

(sA)^{T}= a(A)^{T} - The transpose of a product of matrices equal the product of their transposes in reverse order

(AB)^{T}= B^{T}A^{T}

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