Elementary Row Operation - Matrix

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Elementary Row Operation - Matrix

Postby bellerum23 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:34 pm

Use an elementary row operation to find the missing number in the second matrix.

| 1 2 -1 |
| 2 -2 3 | ,

| 1 2 -1 |
|-1 -8 x |

The missing x number/answer is 6, but how do I get to that answer.
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Postby stapel_eliz on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:31 pm

bellerum23 wrote:Use an elementary row operation to find the missing number in the second matrix.

| 1 2 -1 |
| 2 -2 3 | ,

| 1 2 -1 |
|-1 -8 x |

To enforce spacing-dependent formatting, you'll need to use "code" tags, such as:

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| 1  2 -1|
|-1 -8  x|

Note: Given only the posted information, there is no way to tell what might be the value of "x" in the second matrix. What is the point of the first matrix, by the way? Is it somehow related? Thank you.
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