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4 6 0 1 0 0 7 . Mark each statement T rue or False then justify y our answ er.
a. A homogeneous system of equations can be inconsistent.
b. If x is a nontrivial solution of Ax 0 , then every entry in x is nonzero.
c. T he effect of adding v ector p to a vector x is to move the vector x in a direction
parallel to p .
d. T he equation Ax b is homogeneous if the zero vector is a solution.
8 . If b 0 , can the solution set of Ax b be a plane through the origin? Explain. 2
9 . Construct a 3 3 nonzero matrix A such that the vector 1 is a solution of Ax 0 . 1 3 2 1 0 . G iven A 6 4 , find one nontrivial solution of Ax 0 by inspection. 12 8 1 1 . a. U se the original v ersion of the Gaussian Elimination A lgorithm to solve
.001 1 x1 1 . D o this w ith exact arithmetic.
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2 x2 0 b. N ow employ the same algorithm on the same problem but simulate a t hree decimal digit
floating point environment (thus 2 1000 is computed as 1000 ).
c. F inally, use the same algorithm and do the w ork again in a t hree decimal digit floating
point environment (thus 1 .002 is computed as  1) but sw ap the tw o row s so you are 2 x1 0
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solving .
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This homework help was uploaded on 03/21/2014 for the course M 340L taught by Professor Pavlovic during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
 Spring '08
 PAVLOVIC
 Matrices

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