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    help with augmented matrices please

    0 0 0 1256
    1 .5 -1 664
    1 3/4 3/8 1256


    what am i supposed to do when a problem has all three zeroes in a row?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almondzqueen View Post
    0 0 0 1256
    1 .5 -1 664
    1 3/4 3/8 1256


    what am i supposed to do when a problem has all three zeroes in a row?
    The system is inconsistent.
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    In other words, for any x, y, z, solution, you are saying that 0x+ 0y+ 0z= 1256. That's never true so there is no solution.
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