Hi, This is a page from a text book I am reading: I can't figure out what the line "(3) and (4) will be basic ..." means. In particular what they mean by "basic". Any help is very appreciated. Scott.
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. Thus, the characteristic equation holds the only values that will make the equation 0.
Thank you, that pushed me in the right direction. I was thinking basic and basis were related so there was some relation to linear independence. But basic means non-zero variable in the Operations Research sense.
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