Solve the following equation for x

| x a x b |

| b x a x | = 0

| x b x a |

| a x b x |

(Determinant equals zero). I'm not sure how to do this and any help would be appreciated!

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- Apr 5th 2012, 06:43 AMyoungb11Solving for x in a matrix
Solve the following equation for x

| x a x b |

| b x a x | = 0

| x b x a |

| a x b x |

(Determinant equals zero). I'm not sure how to do this and any help would be appreciated! - Apr 5th 2012, 06:57 AMProve ItRe: Solving for x in a matrix
- Apr 5th 2012, 07:44 AMyoungb11Re: Solving for x in a matrix
Before I continue with the rather length process, isn't there still the problem of 3 variables with only 1 equation?

- Apr 5th 2012, 08:04 AMa tutorRe: Solving for x in a matrix
Your answer will be in terms of a and b.

You can reduce the work with some row operations.