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    inverse matrices

    how do you find the inverse of an inconsistent 3x3 matrix??
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    Use jordan-gaussian method for finding the inverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmmmm View Post
    how do you find the inverse of an inconsistent 3x3 matrix??
    thanks
    You don't. If a matrix is inconsistent (the equation Ax= b has no solution) then it has no inverse. If A has an inverse,then A^{-1}Ax= x= A^{-1}b contradicting the definition of "inconsistent".
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