Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2022/Question B1 (b)
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Question B1 (b) 

This is a continuation from B1 (a). (b) Find how many boxes of each type were produced. Is there more than one answer? If so, give the general solution of the mathematical problem in parametric form. Note: it is not necessary to ensure that the solution consist of positive integers. 
Make sure you understand the problem fully: What is the question asking you to do? Are there specific conditions or constraints that you should take note of? How will you know if your answer is correct from your work only? Can you rephrase the question in your own words in a way that makes sense to you? 
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Hint 1 

In B1 (a), we put the augmented matrix describing the mathematical problem in a special reduced form. Does the linear system look like it has a unique or multiple solutions? 
Hint 2 

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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We have the following reduced augmented matrix: which corresponds to the system of equations We see that there are be multiple solutions (since there are more variables than equations), and that the system can be solved in terms of , so let . Then we have
