This is part of the QCE Year 12 syllabus for Specialist Maths. In this post, we will explore how to model real-life situations using matrices, including Dominance and Leslie.

Here are some explanations of the matrices before we jump in:

**Leslie matrices**may be used to model the age distribution of a population as well as population growth.**Dominance matrices**can be used to model network connections or modelling rankings from round-robin sporting competitions.

Let’s understand modelling with the Dominance Matrix.