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less work in all likelihood that if we solved directly.
Also, as we saw in the final example worked in this section. There really is no one set path to
take through these problems. Each system is different and may require a different path and set of
operations to make. Also, the path that one person finds to be the easiest may not by the path that
another person finds to be the easiest. Regardless of the path however, the final answer will be
the same. © 2007 Paul Dawkins 334 http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/terms.aspx College Algebra More on the Augmented Matrix
In the first section in this chapter we saw that there were some special cases in the solution to
systems of two equations. We saw that there didn’t have to be a solution at all and that we could
in fact have infinitely many solutions. In this section we are going to generalize this out to
general systems of equations and we’re going to look at how to deal with these cases when using
augmented matrices to solve a system.
Let’s first give...
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