Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2017/Question B 01 (b)
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Question B 01 (b) 

Three engineering students, Xiuying, Arjan, and Marianne decide to take a summer job painting homes. Xiuying paints three times as fast as Marianne and twice as fast as Arjan and Marianne combined. All three together paint a room in four hours. (b) Write the system you found above in augmented matrix form. 
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Hint 

Use your answer for part a). Recall how augmented matrices are used to represent systems of linear equations. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The answer to part a) is In augmented matrix form, this becomes 
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