# Thread: how to turn this into echelon matrix?

1. ## how to turn this into echelon matrix?

8 4 7 0 4
4 2 2 6 5
1 6 7 3 2 (mod 11)
2 1 2 5 0

8 4 7 0 4
0 0 4 6 3 is the matrix unchanged if multiplying
0 0 2 3 7 a row by any integer?
0 0 0 6 5

2. The allowed rules are:

1. Multiply any row (or column) by any non-zero number (so yes, you are right, you can do this).

2. Add (or subtract) a constant non-zero multiple of one row (or column) to another row.

3. Swap two rows over.

I've never done it for a "modulo n" matrix myself, but it's okay, the modulus is prime, so the elements of the matrix are elements of a field.

Not quite sure what order I'd do stuff but if you add row 1 to row 2 then your first element of row 2 ends up being 1, and you can then subtract it from row 3, or something ...