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Unformatted text preview: nonzero entry in Row 3, etc. At the last step, multiply each row with a nonzero entry by the reciprocal of its first nonzero entry. Additionally  At each step in the process, check to see if all the entries in any row have a nontrivial common multiple. If so, divide the row by that common multiple. (This will keep the magnitude of the calculations minimal.) If any row contains all zeros, move that row to the bottom of the matrix. Variation on the process  The matrix resulting from the above simplification will be in echelon form . To obtain a matrix in reduced row echelon form , use Row 2 to zero out the entries above and below the first nonzero entry in Row 2. Similarly, if necessary, use Row 3 to zero out the entries above the first nonzero entry in Row 3....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course MAC 1140 taught by Professor Kutter during the Fall '11 term at FSU.
 Fall '11
 Kutter
 Algebra, Matrices

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