I just need help getting started. Any help is appreciated!
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Originally Posted by DarK I just need help getting started. Any help is appreciated! Not sure if this is a property of determinant, but u can row reduce it the matrix. For example $\displaystyle -r_1+ r_2= r_2$ and $\displaystyle -r_1+ r_3= r_3$ Then it should become obvious. Hope this helps
Yes, that is a "property of determinants": Subtracting a multiple of one row from another does not change the determinant.
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