# System of Linear Equations

• Mar 29th 2008, 05:14 PM
Johnaloa
System of Linear Equations
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Ok so my answers for question (i) is

I3 = 1 + (19/12)A
I2 = 1 + (5/4)A
I1 = 1 + (1/4)A

Is this right?

My answer for question (ii) is

A = 12

But can somebody show me how they would show that A = 12, if that is actually the right answer, and if not what is the right answer and how to get to it.

• Mar 29th 2008, 05:41 PM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by Johnaloa
Hi guys, I have scanned the question as its easier than typing it out and put it online here (sorry its kinda bad quality):

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If you guys cant see the image properly then tell me and I will try and clarify the problem.

Ok so my answers for question (i) is

I3 = 1 + (19/12)A
I2 = 1 + (5/4)A
I1 = 1 + (1/4)A

Is this right?

My answer for question (ii) is

A = 12

But can somebody show me how they would show that A = 12, if that is actually the right answer, and if not what is the right answer and how to get to it.

For the second part they give $\displaystyle I_2 - I_3 = 4 \implies I_3 - I_2 = -4$.
$\displaystyle 3(I_3 - I_2) = A$
$\displaystyle 3 \cdot -4 = A = -12$