The multiplication of two matrices using array type C++ source code example


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows XP Pro SP2

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To do: Multiply two matrices using array type in C++ programming

To show: How to multiply two matrices in C++ programming using array types


// C++ multiplication of the matrix x and matrix y and stores the result in matrix z

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;


#define m 3

#define c 2

#define n 4


int main(void)


int i, j, k;


// first matrix

int x[m][c] = {{1,2},{3,4},{5,6}};

// second matrix

int y[c][n] = {{7,8,9,10},{11,12,13,14}};

// for storing the matrix product result

int z[m][n];


for(i=0; i<m; i++)

for(j=0; j<n; j++)


z[i][j] = 0;

for(k=0; k<c; k++)

// same as z[i][j] = z[i][j] + x[i][k] * y[k][j];

z[i][j] += x[i][k] * y[k][j];


cout<<"\nMultiply matrix x and matrix y,";

cout<<"\nThen store the result in matrix z.";

cout<<"\nMatrix x is 3x2, and matrix y is 2x4,";

cout<<"\nso, the result, z should be matrix 3x4\n";

cout<<"\nThe matrix product is: \n";

for (i=0; i<m; i++)



for(j=0; j<n; j++)

// display the result...

cout<<" "<<z[i][j];




return 0;



Output example:


Multiply matrix x and matrix y,

Then store the result in matrix z.

Matrix x is 3x2, and matrix y is 2x4,

so, the result, z should be matrix 3x4

The matrix product is:

29 32 35 38

65 72 79 86

101 112 123 134

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