Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2016/Question A 10
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Question A 10 

For questions A9 and A10 below, consider the homogeneous system of equations represented by this augmented matrix in reduced row echelon form:
(10) Write a parametric form for all solutions to the system above. 
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Hint 

Convert the augmented matrix back to the system of linear equations. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By Question A 09, we know that the given augmented matrix has rank 3. This implies that the dimension of the solution is 2 (=the number of column matrix the rank). In other words, we'll have two parameters. To get the parametric form, we convert the augmented matrix back to the equation form:
Letting and , where and are two free variables, we have
Therefore, the parametric form is 