1.) 7x + 5y - z = 94
x + 5y + 2z = 52
2x + y + z = 29
Help ASAP please! thanks
Set up:
Move the 2nd row to the top row. You'll see why.
Take the 2nd row: subtract 7x the top row from each entry.
Divide all entries in 2nd row by -15.
Third row: subtract 2x the top row from each entry.
Divide each entry in the 3rd row by -3.
Third row: subtract 3/2x of the 2nd row.
Multiply the entries in the 3rd row by -2.
This can be solved by back substitution, now. If you want to practice your row skills, find the answer by back substitution, then check yourself: find the answer directly by reducing it to this form:
You might also do the steps above yourself and check my work. Maybe I tossed in a monkey wrench somewhere along the way ...?