Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2011/Question B 01 (b)
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Question B 01 (b) 

Three identical fields of size one hectare are planted with different amounts of three kinds of wheat (types 1, 2 and 3). The first field is divided in three equal parts with one type of wheat planted on each part. It yields 12 tons of total harvest. The second field is divided in two equal parts with type 2 planted on one part and type 3 planted on the other. It yields 10 tons. The third field is divided in two equal parts with type 1 planted on one part and type 2 on the other. It yields 16 tons. Write the system you found above in augmented matrix form. 
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Hint 

Recall that an augmented matrix A with a vector b is This notation refers to the original matrix A with an extra column (in this case b) appended on. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Recall from part (a) that we have our linear system of the form is: Therefore, we form an augmented matrix by adding the output vector b as a new column in A. Therefore the augmented matrix is 