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2. ## problem nr. 4 only

Originally Posted by Lane
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Hello, Lane,

use Cramer's rule:

$\left|\begin{array}{cc}5&9\\7&-10\end{array}\right|=5\cdot (-10)-9\cdot7=-113$. So it's answer C.

Greetings

EB

3. ## problem nr. 5 only

Originally Posted by Lane
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Hello, Lane,

it's me again.
Use the same method as in prob. nr. 4.:

$\left|\begin{array}{cc}x-9&2\\3&x-4\end{array}\right|=0$

$(x-9)(x-4)-6=0\ \Longleftrightarrow\ x^2-13x+30=0$. Solving this quadratic equation you should get x= 3 or x = 10.

Greetings

EB

4. ## problem nr. 2 only

Originally Posted by Lane
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Hello, Lane

(I assume that there is a typo in the first row)

$\begin{array}{r}x+3y+z=-12\\2x+7y-2z=-25\\x-y-6z=15\end{array}$

Calculate: R2-2*R1 and R3-R1. You'll get:

$\begin{array}{r}x+3y+z=-12\\y-4z=-1\\-4y-7z=27\end{array}$

Now calculate R3+4*R2:

$\begin{array}{r}x+3y+z=-12\\y-4z=-1\\-23z=23\end{array}$

So you get z = -1. Now re-substitute this value into equation 2 and afterward plug in the values for y and z into the first equation. You should get: [4, -5, -1]

Greetings

EB

5. ## Problem #3 only

The augmented matrix is equivalent to the system of equations:

$
\begin{array} {ccccc}
1x&+0y&-1z&=&-5\\
0x&+1y&-3z&=&4\\
0x&+0y&+0z&=&0
\end{array}
$

Now check the candidate solutions to see which satisfy these equations.

The first equation is satisfied by those candidate solutions with $x=t-5,\ z=t$, and the second by those candidates with $y=3t+4,\ z=t$, so it looks like (C) is the required answer.

RonL

6. ## Problem #1 only

Let:

$
M=\left[
\begin{array}{ccc}
3&10&-3\\
1&5&-9\\
-4&-7&1
\end{array} \right]
$

A: Swap rows 1 and 2 gives:

$
M'=\left[
\begin{array}{ccc}
1&5&-9\\
3&10&-3\\
-4&-7&1
\end{array} \right]
$

B: Replace row 2 by row 2 plus -3 times row 1

$
M''=\left[
\begin{array}{ccc}
1&5&-9\\
3-3&10-15&-3+27\\
-4&-7&1
\end{array} \right]=$
$
\left[
\begin{array}{ccc}
1&5&-9\\
0&-5&25\\
-4&-7&1
\end{array} \right]
$

I am sure you can now do part C yourself.

RonL