Programming Questions

Hello, does anyone know why i get incorrect test cases for the Matrix Determinant challenge even though my code gives the right output, parameter testing gave me the right answers however for the same test cases i get incorrect when i submit the code. I used an online matrix determinant calculator to get the results for the test cases, my code gives the same result yet it's being flagged as incorrect. Anyway here's my code: ``` int[][] extractMatrix(int [][] a, int n, int ln, int col){ int[][] b = new int[n-1][n-1]; int k=0; int l=0; for(int i=0; i<n; i++){ if(i!=ln){ for(int j=0; j<n;j++){ if(j!=col){ b[k][l] = a[i][j]; l++; } } k++; l=0; } } return b; } int getDeterminant(int[][] a, int n){ if(n==2) return a[0][0]*a[1][1] - a[0][1]*a[1][0]; else{ boolean negative = false; int det = 0; for(int i =0; i<n; i++){ if(!negative){ negative=true; det+= a[0][i]*getDeterminant(extractMatrix(a,n,0,i),n-1); } else{ negative = false; det-= a[0][i]*getDeterminant(extractMatrix(a,n,0,i),n-1); } } return det; } } int MatrixDeterminant(String[] strArr) { int[][] a; int rows=0; int cols=0; int det = 0; boolean flag = false; for(int i=0; i<strArr.length; i++){ if(strArr[i].equals("<>")){ if(!flag) flag=true; rows++; } else{ if(!flag) cols++; } } rows++; if(rows!=cols) return -1; else{ int n = rows; a = new int[n][n]; int i=0; int j=0; for(int k=0;k<strArr.length;k++){ if(strArr[k].equals("<>")){ i++; j=0; } else{ a[i][j] = Integer.parseInt(strArr[k]); j++; } } return getDeterminant(a,n); } } ```