Computing the determinant using the Schur complement of an invertible minor is well-known to undergraduates. Perhaps less well-known is why this works even when the minor is not invertible. Using this and the Cayley–Hamilton theorem as illustrative examples, I will gently explain one “practical” usefulness of Zariski density outside commutative algebra.

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