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Using Consistency Conditions to Solve Linear Systems

by Geza Schay (University of Massachusetts at Boston)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 1999

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Linear Algebra | Systems of Linear Equations
Applicable Course(s): 3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra

This article provides a method for solving general linear systems via row reduction on special augmented matrices. This approach can avoid back substitution, but requires bigger matrices.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Linear Algebra | Partitioned Matrices & Block Multiplication
Linear Algebra | Solving Linear Systems: Gaussian Elimination
Linear Algebra | Vector Spaces, Subspaces
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