X1 3 4 3 4 14 4 18 2 8 15 7 x2 6 1 6 2 5 2 5 2 5 1 6

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Unformatted text preview: lutions as follows. x1 = 3 4 3 4 = −14 4 − 18 = = 2, 8 − 15 −7 x2 = (6) 1 6 2 5 2 5 2 5 1 6 3 4 = 12 − 5 7 = = −1. 8 − 15 −7 and (7) Do you see the pattern? The determinant on the bottom has the coefficients on the left side of the equations, and the determinants on the top replace the first or second column with the numbers on the right side of the equations. Cramer’s Rule works in all dimensions, but it isn’t any more efficient than any of our other techniques. It is evidence, however, that the determinant captures something important. 3 × 3 determinants. The determinant of a 3 × 3 matrix can be defined as follows. (8) a11 a21 a31 a12 a22 a32 a13 a23 a33 = a11 a22 a33 + a12 a23 a31 + a13 a21 a32 − a13 a22 a31 − a12 a21 a33 − a11 a23 a32 . There are patterns that are followed in defining determinants of all orders. One of the relevant patterns here is that each...
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