I have just gone through the proof that by summing the product of the elements and cofactors along any row of a matrix, you obtain the determinant.

I understand the mechanism of the proof, but could anyone explain this result in a more intuitive manner?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you want intuition for the determinant itself,or the computation using cofactors? $\endgroup$ – Siddharth Bhat Apr 24 at 17:23
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    $\begingroup$ Might be of interest: math.stackexchange.com/questions/845196/… $\endgroup$ – Thorgott Apr 24 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ Intuition for the computation using cofactors $\endgroup$ – Joseph Apr 25 at 1:17

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