Determine the value(s) of h such that the matrix is the augmented matrix of a consistent linear system?

1 h 2

5 20 8

Ok so I got 2h cannot = - 20

Then divide by 2 and got h cannot equal = -10?

Is this correct?

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- January 22nd 2013, 02:55 PMOldspice1212h such that the matrix is augmented...
**Determine the value(s) of h such that the matrix is the augmented matrix of a consistent linear system?**

1 h 2

5 20 8

Ok so I got 2h cannot = - 20

Then divide by 2 and got h cannot equal = -10?

Is this correct? - January 22nd 2013, 03:10 PMPlatoRe: h such that the matrix is augmented...
- January 22nd 2013, 03:21 PMOldspice1212Re: h such that the matrix is augmented...
I have to make it into a

1 0

0 1

Is that what you mean? - January 22nd 2013, 03:32 PMPlatoRe: h such that the matrix is augmented...
- January 22nd 2013, 03:34 PMOldspice1212Re: h such that the matrix is augmented...
Ooh haha I got -4, does it look correct now?

- January 22nd 2013, 03:38 PMPlatoRe: h such that the matrix is augmented...
- January 22nd 2013, 03:54 PMOldspice1212Re: h such that the matrix is augmented...
Its 4 since (20-5h)x2=-2

So it's a augmented matrix of a consistant linear system if h cannot = 4? :D - January 22nd 2013, 04:07 PMSorobanRe: h such that the matrix is augmented...
Hello, Oldspice1212!

Quote:

Determine the value(s) of h such that the matrix is the augmented matrix of a consistent linear system.

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The system is consistent if its determinant isequal to zero.*not*

If , we have: .

. . Hence: .

- January 22nd 2013, 04:09 PMOldspice1212Re: h such that the matrix is augmented...
^ yup I got it, thanks guys :D