# System of equations using Gaussian elimination or Gauss-Jordan elimination method

• Sep 12th 2011, 05:38 PM
FrustratedCollegeKid
System of equations using Gaussian elimination or Gauss-Jordan elimination method
I'm suppose to solve the following using the Gaussian elimination or the Gauss-Jordan elimination method:

x - 2y + z = 8
y + 2z = -1
x + y +3z = 1

However, I always end up not getting the right answer for some reason. Can anyone show me step by step how to do this by Gaussian elimination or the Gauss-Jordan elimination method?
• Sep 12th 2011, 10:03 PM
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Re: System of equations using Gaussian elimination or Gauss-Jordan elimination method
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Originally Posted by FrustratedCollegeKid
I'm suppose to solve the following using the Gaussian elimination or the Gauss-Jordan elimination method:

x - 2y + z = 8
y + 2z = -1
x + y +3z = 1

However, I always end up not getting the right answer for some reason. Can anyone show me step by step how to do this by Gaussian elimination or the Gauss-Jordan elimination method?

Start by subtracting the first equation from the third...