# TI 89 Matrix Help

• Jan 25th 2011, 08:08 AM
probowl8885
TI 89 Matrix Help
Hello Everyone,

I have a question in regards to figuring out solutions on the ti-89. Here is the example I was given. (I don't know how to do all the subscripts just yet, so hopefully you can all understand)

2x1 + 3x2 = H
4x1 + 6x2 = 7

Is there a way to put this in matrix form and get an answer for H??

Here is a bit more to the question,

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

Moderator edit: Moved from another subforum, tidied up, posts merged.
• Jan 25th 2011, 12:16 PM
dwsmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by probowl8885
Hello Everyone,

I posted this question in the calculator section, but maybe someone has information on how to get the answer since it is linear algebra related

I have a question in regards to figuring out solutions on the ti-89. Here is the example I was given. (I don't know how to do all the subscripts just yet, so hopefully you can all understand)

2x1 + 3x2 = H
4x1 + 6x2 = 7

Is there a way to put this in matrix form and get an answer for H??

What is 2x1? Is that column vector because you can't add matrices of different dimenisons.
• Jan 25th 2011, 12:19 PM
probowl8885
yes it is. I still haven't figured out the subscripts with all this computer technology, and if there are shortcuts, or if its in the characters to choose from. I'll figure it out one day.
• Jan 25th 2011, 12:21 PM
dwsmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by probowl8885
yes it is. I still haven't figured out the subscripts with all this computer technology, and if there are shortcuts, or if its in the characters to choose from. I'll figure it out one day.

You can't add a 2 by 1 and 3 by 2.
• Jan 25th 2011, 12:26 PM
probowl8885
let me see if I can figure these characters out. Then I will try and post everything again
• Jan 25th 2011, 12:29 PM
dwsmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by probowl8885
let me see if I can figure these characters out. Then I will try and post everything again

It would be easier if you just posted the question.