Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2010/Question B 04 (d)
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Question B 04 (d) 

The augmented matrix below for a linear system is put in reduced row echelon form with row operations. Write one of the following:
(d) 
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Hint 

When the reduced row form of the matrix is the identity matrix, what do you know? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since the reduced row form of the matrix leads to the identity we know that there is one unique solution and it is the values in the augmented part of the matrix. Therefore x_{1} = 5, x_{2} = 1, and x_{3} = 2. 